From Mark Rippetoe…
I agree with Mark Rippetoe’s assessment. The headlines and stories are sensationalized to make it sound like protein powders are out there silently killing people when in actuality, it was an increase in protein from all sources on top of a rare genetic disorder that led to a buildup of ammonia in her blood.
Here is an example of some of the headlines:
And here is an article that is more fairly written.