Event participants reviewed the current scientific evidence on storing oxytocin, defined and agreed on storage requirements, and developed a plan to raise awareness. Key recommendations include:
- Procure only oxytocin that is quality assured and labeled for storage between 2 and 8°C, as inconsistent labelling has led to confusion about storage temperature requirements for oxytocin.
- Always store oxytocin at 2–8°C, even if the label indicates it can be kept at higher temperatures.
- Where possible, integrate oxytocin storage and distribution into existing cold chains, such as those for vaccines.
GHSC-PSM is continuing to work with RHSC and other stakeholders to promote these recommendations, which have the potential to fundamentally change how oxytocin is marketed, labeled, stored, and distributed.
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