Will Big Pharma Take Over Oxytocin?

November 30, 2010 Oxytocin In The News Comments Off

Last night I was watching Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN and they were disclosing findings about pharmaceutical companies payments to physicians. According to the document more than $282 million dollars was paid out by big pharma companies between 2009-2010. A handful of the docs (43) to be exact were paid more than $200,000.00. Why are these doctors paid so much? Well obviously because they were providing such excellent quality care. NOT! They are paid to prescribe drugs that have not been recommended for the studied and approved purpose! That’s right, they are paid to prescribe drugs off label to children and adults. What’s this got to do with you? Well actually a lot. In the past month I’ve had at least ten parents report to me that their physician was not willing to write a prescription for oxytocin tablets because it was for off label use, thus too much liability. Horse shit! I think it’s more a matter of because they are not being asked to do it by a pharmaceutical rep who may or may not be educated (you don’t have to have a degree to be a pharmaceutical sales rep), but who most likely is backed by a large checkbook and has a passion for getting the doc to write more scripts. Why so passionate? Well of course because they too get bonuses and more pay, the more scripts the doctor writes! It’s a perfect script writing, money making storm in my opinion and the clouds ain’t gonna be clearing anytime soon! (Please don’t send me an e-mail about my grammar…I do it on purpose…duh!)
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Do dads belong in the labour ward?

November 21, 2010 Oxytocin In The News Comments Off
... entering the "primal, unthinking" space necessary for an optimum delivery and can actually stop the release of oxytocin, the key hormone in childbirth. ...
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Sex on the brain

November 17, 2010 Oxytocin In The News Comments Off
When I would lament about my love life, she would tell me that my oxytocin levels must be high, that my dinner dates are promoting significant dopamine ...
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Oxytocin and Neuroscience

November 17, 2010 Oxytocin And Anxiety, Research Articles Comments Off

30,000 neuroscientists and related professionals from all over the globe are gathered in San Diego, CA this week for the Society for Neuroscience’s annual convention, Nov. 13-17. On the agenda is new research into a huge variety of fields affecting the way we love, think, interact, deal with illness, and cope with disabling brain injuries. Among the primary topics of discussion is none other than our famed Oxytocin!

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A mom’s voice is powerful medicine

November 17, 2010 Oxytocin In The News Comments Off

Next time you feel anxious and tense, like a knot of nerves, instead of scheduling a massage or some time in the sun, you might want to call your mom.


Oxytocin Increases Advertising’s Influence: Hormone Heightened Sensitivity to …

November 16, 2010 Oxytocin In The News Comments Off
16, 2010) — The hormone oxytocin makes people more susceptible to advertising, according to new research presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting ...
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She Talks a Lot, He Listens a Little

November 15, 2010 Oxytocin In The News Comments Off
Women also get a boost of oxytocin, the feel-good hormone, when they speak to others, and estrogen enhances its effects. While men get this, too, ...
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