Founded in 2001, Trends-in-Medicine follows drugs and devices in development as well as regulatory issues and other trends in the healthcare field.  Trends-in-Medicine has no financial connections with any pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device company. It is supported by paid subscriptions and has no advertising.

Trends-in-Medicine takes a critical look at data and delves into the issues that the data raise, posing questions that should be kept in mind in evaluating those data.  Our reporters attend about 40 medical conferences a year as well as meetings convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other agencies.

In addition, Trends-in-Medicine publishes a weekly summary of the news in the field, called Quick Takes, and occasional blogs.

Lynne Peterson Lynne Peterson: The senior writer for Trends-in-Medicine, Lynne has more than 40 years experience as a journalist.  Before becoming a medical reporter, she spent nearly 20 years as a network news writer, editor, and producer for, first CBS News, then NBC News in Washington DC.  She also has been the editor/bureau chief for a regional business newspaper in Florida and the station manager of a Florida public television station. Lynne’s NBC News network documentaries on topics such as illiteracy, teenage suicide, housing discrimination, the prison parole system, and cocaine smuggling, earned numerous prestigious awards, including a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.  A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Lynne’s articles have been published in national and international magazines, newspapers and newsletters, including the Washington Post and the Miami Herald.

Betty Betty Teel: A graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in education, Betty lives with her husband in the Texas Hill Country.  She came out of retirement to become the editor of Trends-in-Medicine.   She keeps us all honest and correct!




Diana Quinn: A veteran reporter with more than 30 years experience in network TV, network radio, and print, Diana has covered both major political and medical stories.  Based in Washington DC, Diana is also an artist and well-known local musician.  One of her four bands, Honky Tonk Confidential, has four CDs and has performed at venues such as the Grand Ole Opry and the Kennedy Center.  CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer writes and often performs with the band.  Visit Diana’s website at www.muddypaws.com.




Ethan Snyder: Ethan started working part-time for Trends-in-Medicine when he was just 13 as our iDevice (iPhone, iPad) technical consultant. Ethan began his writing career at the same age, with his first children’s book, The Adventures of Squirrel and Chipmunk in Maine in bookstores in 2012, followed by Adventures in the World of Minecraft in 2014. He has a third book in the works. In 2022, Ethan started writing for Trends-in-Medicine, and in 2023 he became a staff writer. He also is an entrepreneur who previously created two clothing lines, Baked Kix and Imperial Boys, and started a successful poster design business. Ethan enjoys traveling around the world, playing video games, and indulging in Japanese culture.