Voraciously defend. Push for government oversight (not more regulation, but better enforcement of existing regulations). Self-regulate. Publicize. Those are four initiatives tackled by the Council for Responsible Nutrition in the past year, in what could be described as a banner year for news in the dietary supplement arena. Long-awaited good manufacturing practices finally were passed, a law requiring serious adverse event reporting associated with dietary supplements was enacted in December and CRN began two key initiatives — the self-policing effort of dietary supplement advertising and a public relations campaign to fortify the reputation of supplements among consumers. Click below to download the PDF of ECRM Vitamins, Diet & Nutrition 2008.