Manufacturer Falsely Touted Truvada as Safe
Truvada has been marketed as a preventive measure against HIV since 2012 in individuals who have tested negative for the disease. In 2004, it was introduced as a way to treat the disease in combination with another agent. Since its introduction, it has become known that the drug has significant side effects in some people. In addition, at around the same time that Truvada was introduced, a similar drug was under investigation by the company, Gilead Sciences. Not only was the other drug effective in a lower dose, but it had fewer side effects associated with it. As this information became known, lawsuits based on the company’s failure to warn of side effects and withholding of a safer drug were filed. Let’s explore the drugs in question, the side effects, and the lawsuits that are taking the manufacturer to task.