About Regulatory Focus

What is Regulatory Focus?

Regulatory Focus is the flagship publication of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products.

We are the only source of timely, quality regulatory news, information and analysis that is fully dedicated to covering regulatory issues associated with healthcare products and the regulatory profession. From guidance documents, regulations, international guidelines, legislation, enforcement actions, legal decisions, business trends and more, RF covers everything the regulatory professional needs to know.

With the contributions from our network of subject matter experts, regulators, members and staff, Regulatory Focus keeps you informed about the changing regulatory landscape through daily intelligence gathering, in-depth articles and analysis.

What Does Regulatory Focus Cover?

At RF, we strive to make regulatory content available to you in the manner that is most convenient for you.

  • Regulatory Reconnaissance is our free daily intelligence briefing that organizes thousands of sources into an easy-to-read, concise and sharable document.
  • Dive into the day's issues with our free news service, covering global regulatory issues as they unfold throughout the day.
  • Stay up-to-date with RF Today, our free daily email service that gives you brief summaries of the day's top stories for when you need to stay on top of the latest news without wasting time.
  • Stay connected with RF when you're traveling with our free mobile app for iPhone and iPad platforms.

Want more? Regulatory Focus also has in-depth analysis of and perspectives on regulatory topics written by regulatory professionals exclusively for RAPS members. Members also enjoy access to RAPS’ Regulatory Exchange, a social network exclusively for regulatory professionals. Become a member to enjoy these and other benefits, and find out why RF was voted the most valuable benefit of RAPS membership.

Who’s Behind Regulatory Focus?

Regulatory Focus is overseen by Managing Editor Janet Aker and News Editor Alexander Gaffney, with assistance from several other RAPS staff members.

In addition, RF is overseen by a dedicated group of regulatory professionals who are experts in their respective fields.

Need to contact us? Send an email to editor@raps.org, and we'll respond as soon as we are able.

Board of Editors

Sheryl Bagalio, RAC
Nicole D’Auteuil
John Driscoll
Grant S. Griffin
Gordon Jepson, LLB
Naseem Kabir
Gautam Maitra
Alan Minsk, JD
Philipp Novales-Li, DMedSc, PhD, DPhil, RAC
George Odero
Thomas F. Perrone, PhD, RAC
Moulakshi Roychowdhury, PharmD, JD
Siegfried Schmitt, PhD
Michael Trapani, MS, MBA
Carol Vierling, RAC

» Meet the Board of Editors

RF Today is Regulatory Focus' daily news brief. Each edition contains the top global regulatory news stories about pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology and more. Learn more