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What is Regulatory Focus?

Regulatory Focus is the flagship online 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, rules, international guidelines, legislation, enforcement actions, legal decisions, business trends and more, Focus 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 Focus, we strive to make regulatory content available to you in the manner that is most convenient for you.

  • Regulatory Recon: our free daily rundown of the day's top news, organized from thousands of sources into an easy-to-read, concise and shareable document.
  • News articles: Dive into the day's issues with our free news service, covering global regulatory issues as they unfold throughout the day.
  • RF Today: our free daily email service featuring the day's top stories for when you need to stay on top of the latest news without wasting time.

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 RAPS member to enjoy these and other benefits, and find out why Focus was voted the most valuable benefit of RAPS membership.

Who’s Behind Regulatory Focus?

Regulatory Focus is overseen by Managing Editor Zachary Brennan, Senior Editor for feature articles Gloria Hall and Senior Manager of Communications Zachary Brousseau, with assistance from several other RAPS staff members.

In addition, Focus feature articles are overseen by a dedicated group of regulatory professionals who are experts in their respective fields.

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

Sharry Arora 
Rachel Belani-Barket
Gert Bos, PhD, FRAPS 
Monique Carter 
Orin Chisholm, GCULT, PhD, MTOPRA
Ning Go, MD
David W. Husman, PhD, ASQ, CPGP, RAC 
Joycelyn Jennings, MS, RAC
Allison Komiyama, PhD, RAC
Daniel Mannix, PhD
Matt Medlin, PhD, RAC
Linda McBride, RPh, RAC
Alan G. Minsk, JD
Darin S. Oppenheimer, DRSc
Linda S. Pollitz, RAC
Moulakshi Roychowdhury, PharmaD, JD
Robert Schiff, PhD, RAC, CQA, FRAPS
Siegfried Schmitt, PhD 
William Sietsema, PhD
James Smith, RAC
Mary Speagle, RAC
J. Michael Sprafka
Lydia X. Wen
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