I was told Purdue holds the patent and no one can produce a generic until this year I think. Does anyone know the real story. I cant take the OP because of severe side effects and the oxicodone is not controlling my pain as well as the oxicontin OC did. Im tired of the up down rollercoaster ride of pain and im always waiting to take my meds or i need more. Im on 2/30mg 5x/day and doesnt work the same as my 80mg 3x/day with 2 30mg/day as needed for break through. Without my meds I can bearly walk due to severe back pain. I really don't want more just what worked in the past before they came out with the OP formulation. Does anyone know the real truth? or just rumors?