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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 and international guidelines to legislation, enforcement actions, legal decisions, business trends and more, Regulatory 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 Regulatory Focus, we strive to make regulatory content available to you in whatever form is most convenient for you.

  • News articles: Visit Regulatory Focus online to peruse the news on global regulatory issues as they unfold throughout the day.
  • Features: Want more? These in-depth articles offer analysis of and perspectives on regulatory topics, written by regulatory professionals and peer reviewed by expert volunteer technical reviewers.
  • Regulatory Recon: Our free daily regulatory intelligence service curates the day's top news from hundreds of sources and delivers it as an easy-to-read, concise, and shareable page.
  • RF Today: Our daily newsletter is a one-stop-shop for the day's top news stories, delivered to your inbox each afternoon.
  • Focus monthlies: Get the month’s top stories in Pharma, Medical Device or Biotech delivered right to your inbox.

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 Kari Oakes, Managing Editor; Renée Matthews, Senior Editor (Features); and Michael Mezher, Senior Editor (News). The team is led by Denise Fulton, Vice President of Research & Content Strategy, and is assisted by other staff members from across all RAPS departments.

Regulatory Focus is overseen by an Editorial Advisory Committee, volunteer regulatory professionals who are experts in their respective fields and guide the news and feature teams in providing RAPS members and subscribers the news and intelligence they need each day.

Contact the Regulatory Focus news team at and the features team at

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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