... Are the generics still around in the same formula as before? I to get oxycontin for chronic pain. I had 5 back surgeries, brain surgery and leg amputation all in the space of 3 yrs. I am in pain 24/7 and that was the only time I had any relief at all. Now the Drs. have me on something stronger than that was and I like it better because it has almost no withdrawal symptoms or not for me anyway. And it helps pain a lot better. But I took the OPs when they first came out and they do not help at all. I think they are placebos myself. If they would of helped the pain it would of been ok but they didn't do anything at all for me.