(WRIC) — 8News has confirmed complaints about some commonly prescribed antibiotics are now getting new attention from the FDA and medical researchers.

Cipro, part of a family of drugs called Fluorouquinolones, is powerful enough to treat anthrax and is widely prescribed for everything from ear infections to sinus infections.

We’ve confirmed that the FDA recently met with a group of folks who believe these popular antibiotics were nothing but a prescription for pain.

We have also learned UC San Diego’s medical school is now conducting study on effects of these drugs and is looking for people to participate.

Interested? Click here to learn more about the opportunity.