While I was working with Sidney Wolfe at Public Citizen, he and I wrote a petition to the FDA along with the Illinois Attorney General to petition the FDA to include a black box warning on fluoroquinolone antibiotics warning of spontaneous tendon rupture.
Sid just emailed me and said we prevailed.
Public Citizen is literally the only full-time watchdog group in America keeping an eye on the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry. They do amazing things.
My petition to the FDA (and subsequent lawsuit) forced them to put a blackbox warning on all fluoroquinolones.