Truvada was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2004 for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It was then approved for use as a preventative medication for those at high risk of contracting HIV in 2012.
Gilead Sciences Inc. is now facing heavy scrutiny as their HIV drug, Truvada, which contains tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), has been linked to the development of kidney and bone complications. Now, users of the drug are seeking legal remedy to hold Gilead accountable for the damages they have suffered.
At Onder Law Firm, our Truvada lawsuit attorneys are looking to right these wrongs. If you or someone you love have been harmed by Gilead’s bad faith marketing practices and defective medication, our dedicated attorneys are ready to fight for you.
If you have taken Truvada or any other TDF-based medications manufactured by Gilead Sciences Inc. and have developed bone or kidney complications, do NOT hesitate to contact the Truvada lawsuit attorneys of Onder Law Firm at (314) 310-7924 to set up your FREE legal consultation today.
Listed below are past lawsuits filed against Gilead for issues regarding shady business practices to class action lawsuits regarding complications caused by their TDF-based medications.
With as many lawsuits that the company has faced, it is clear that the company has been acting in bad faith since at least 2001. Many of these cases are still ongoing.
In this lawsuit filed in 2017, two former employees of Gilead Sciences Inc. came forward alleging that the company had violated the False Claims Act by providing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) misleading information regarding the source and quality of their active ingredients in many of their TDF-based medications.
The lawsuit claimed that various Gilead medications, such as Emtriva, Atripla, and Truvada, were approved by the FDA to have their main active ingredients sourced from Canada, Germany, South Korea, and the U.S. However, Gilead was actually sourcing the ingredient from an unapproved vendor in China for over two years (between 2008 and 2010). To do this, Gilead had to falsify or conceal data from the FDA.
To make matters worse, the unapproved source from China included contaminated products that resulted in two recalls in 2014.
The lawsuit claimed that the U.S. government spent $5 billion on these HIV medications between 2008 and 2009 through government-funded programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. However, because the drugs came from unregistered facilities, they were “not eligible for payment under the government programs.”
Ultimately, this case was dismissed as the federal government decided not to pursue it and wished not to “waste” more resources on a case that was fully investigated. While the government may not have wanted to pursue this matter, the people affected by these defective drugs feel differently.
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Another lawsuit was filed against Gilead in 2019. This time, another whistleblower came forward with accusations regarding Gilead’s involvement in paying off healthcare providers to increase the sales of their HIV and hepatitis medications.
To have allegedly accomplished this, the whistle-blower claimed that the company’s Frontlines of Communities in the United States (FOCUS) program partnered together with government agencies, other healthcare organizations, universities, and other community groups to facilitate HIV and hepatitis screenings, collecting billions from the federal government. So much so, in fact, that the company’s medications, Sovaldi and Harvoni, reached $20.6 billion in sales across the U.S. between 2013 and 2015.
The lawsuit claimed that Gilead funneled kickbacks through FOCUS to pay off doctors’ salaries, fund patient travel to screenings, upgrade medical software belonging to medical providers, upgrade laboratory equipment, pay/provide personnel to write prescriptions, and distributed resources that touted their medications’ efficacy.
To put it into perspective of a full treatment cycle, production of these medications only cost the company $80,000 to $100,000. Medicare spent $8.2 billion, before rebates, during the 18-month period Sovaldi was initially introduced.
This lawsuit gives us insight to just how far Gilead will go to increase their profits, whether it is buying off doctors to “champion” their medication to paying off or providing personnel to write prescriptions of their medications.
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In 2018, two gentlemen filed a lawsuit against Gilead stating that the drug manufacturer had intentionally delayed the release of a much safer alternative, Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate (TAF).
Allegedly, when Gilead began manufacturing their TDF-based, Truvada, they already knew how damaging TDF could be to the body — namely to the bones and kidneys. As early as 2002, TAF was known to be a safer alternative, but in order to keep a stranglehold on the patent, Gilead decided to market TDF-based medications by falsifying or concealing this information until their patent expired in 2015. Then, they would sell TAF products as a “new and improved” medication.
At the same time, by keeping TAF a secret, Gilead was able to charge exorbitant prices for their TDF-based medications. TAF is considered to be a safer alternative when compared to TDF-based medications like Truvada because it can be taken at a much lower and safer dosage.
The gentlemen also filed a parallel case in an effort to get it to class action status, looking for others who have been affected by the ill-effects of Truvada and other TDF-based medications.
Make your voice heard. If you or someone you love has suffered bone-related and/or kidney complications, the Truvada lawsuit attorneys of Onder Law Firm want to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us right now at (314) 310-7924 for a FREE consultation.
At this present time, we are actively searching for users of Truvada that have experienced health complications related to their bones and/or kidneys. We understand how costly medical care can be if you are already taking this medication, but the additional costs of treatment related to health complications caused by the drug can be overwhelming.
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In the case of Truvada, the TDF within the drug has been linked to the development of debilitating bone and kidney complications. Individuals who are living with HIV and getting it treated by using Truvada may be eligible to file a pharmaceutical product liability claim against the company.
If this resonates with you and you suffer from health complications after using Truvada, seek out medical attention immediately, and then contact Onder Law Firm to obtain the legal counseling you need to file the strongest claim possible.
Individuals suffering from the following kidney complications after taking Truvada may be able to file a claim:
Individuals suffering from the following bone complications may be eligible to file a claim against Gilead:
If you have suffered from any of the health issues mentioned above after consistently using Truvada, you may qualify to recover compensation for damages such as but not limited to:
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