What is Regulatory Focus?

Regulatory Focus is the only source of independent, quality regulatory news, information and analysis that is fully dedicated to covering the issues associated with healthcare products and the regulatory profession. From guidance documents, regulations, rules and international guidelines to legislation, enforcement actions, legal decisions, business trends and more, Regulatory Focus covers everything you need to continue advancing public health.

With 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, news articles, and in-depth analyses.

What Does Regulatory Focus Cover?

At Regulatory Focus, we strive to make regulatory content available to you in whatever form is most convenient for you.

  • News articles: Independent, original reporting and curated daily content to keep you abreast of vital developments in your professional field.
  • Features: Published weekly on RegulatoryFocus.org, this peer-authored and peer-reviewed content offers expert insights and solutions to the problems you face every day
  • RF Today: Regulatory’s flagship newsletter delivered to your in-box five days a week (includes Regulatory Recon, our regulatory intelligence product curating the day's top news from hundreds of sources)
  • Medical Devices Focus: Published the last Wednesday of every month, this important newsletter highlights month’s top regulatory developments in the global medical device industry.

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?

The Regulatory Focus team includes Michael Mezher, managing editor; Renée Matthews, senior editor (features); Joanne S. Eglovitch, news editor, and Ferdous Al-Faruque, senior editor (news). The team is led by Denise Fulton, vice president of research and content strategy, and is assisted by other staff members from across all RAPS departments.

Regulatory Focusis guided by an Editorial Advisory Committee, volunteer regulatory professionals who are experts in their respective fields. who advise the team as they provide RAPS members and subscribers the news and intelligence they need.

Contact the Regulatory Focus news team at news@raps.org and the features team at featureseditor@raps.org.

Sharry Arora, MPharm
Peggy J. Berry, MBA, RAC
Gert Bos, MSc, PhD, FRAPS
Monique Carter, MS, RAC
Orin Chisholm, GCULT, PhD, MTOPRA
Robert Falcone, PhD, FRAPS
Anu Gaur, PhD, MBA, MSRA, RAC
David W. Husman, PhD, ASQ, CPGP, RAC
Irene Hsieh, MS
Joycelyn Jennings, MS, RAC-US, RAC-Drugs, RAC-Devices
Allison Komiyama, PhD, RAC
Devanshi Maharaja, MSc, MTech, RAC
Daniel G. Mannix, PhD (Chair)
Linda McBride, RPh, RAC-US      
Darin S. Oppenheimer, DRSc, RAC
Linda S. Pollitz, RAC
Moulakshi Roychowdhury, PharmD, JD
Manfred Ruthsatz, PhD,  RAC, FRAPS (Science and Technology Sector Lead)
Robert Schiff, PhD, RAC, CQA, FRAPS
Siegfried Schmitt, PhD  (Drug Sector Lead)
Flora Siami, MPH
William Sietsema, PhD
J. Michael Sprafka, PhD, MPH
Paul Swift, MS, RAC
Peter Takes, PhD, RAC, FRAPS (Device Sector Lead)
Charles Tam, MBA
Jay Vaishnav, PhD, RAC
Stephen C. Weber, MD
Carolina Wirth, JD
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