No, I'm sure people with the damage don't think it's a low number.
I think what I meant was, are they absolutely sure this is the cause of said damage? People take a wide variety of things and mix them all together.
It is right to cull such item at this time since nothing is quite known, but I hope more research is put into it.
I think a good example for comparison is Tylenol. It is one of the most leading causes of liver damage/failure. "Studies indicate that acetaminophen overdose results in over 56,000 injuries, 2,500 hospitalizations, and an estimated 450 deaths per year." All related to either taking too much, regular use over many years, or mixing it with other drugs/alcohol. So why isn't this common drug getting banned from the market? Hydroxcut results in 1 death and it gets taken off the market.
What I do find interesting from the article you shared with us is that Diet Supplements do NOT need to go through the same testing and regulations as FDA approved drugs. Once they are on the market, they start keeping track of complaints/reports.
I think that FDA should require diet supplements to have just as much regulations and testing as approved drugs before they get onto the market. If side effects and drug reactions are known BEFORE they are on the market [or maybe they won't even be allowed to be on the market], much avoided injuries can be prevented (like these cases with Hydroxcut for example). This kind of puts a new insight in me; I will be more careful with what I put into my body, especially diet supplements since they are not strictly tested [which I will admit here; I did take Hydroxcut last year when I was desperate to get out of my plateau. It sort of worked to get out of my plateau, but I just entered a new one. So I stopped taking supplements and found there was a better way for me to get out of it]. FDA needs to change their policies and require more testing to be involved with supplement aides.
Anyways, thanks for posting this article so people who are taking it know of the ban