Hello all. I was diagnosed with RA in 1999 and then FM in August, 2005. I have been seeing a pain specialist since last October and he had prescribed percocet (generic is ocycodone). About a month and a half ago, my pain had gotten so bad so he prescribed Oxycontin, the generic for this is called Oxycodone ER. The ER stands for extended release. The cost for a months supply for me for the generic is only $7.00. I was told the other day by a coworker whose husband is on disibility and takes the generic for Oxycontin, that there was a lawsuit by the maker of Oxycontin for Patent Infringement, that sued a couple of companies that make the generic Oxycontin. Well, unfortunately they won the lawsuit and now the companies that have been manufacting the generic must cease and desist of making and selling the product by 12/31/06. Therefore, starting the beginning of next year, everyone that is taking Oxycintin must purchase this name brand and won't be able to get the much cheaper generic. So my Co-pay with my insurance for the name brand will be $35.00 a month. That is not a huge prolem for me however, for those of you that might not have any insurance at all and are taking the generic, their costs will sky rocket. I just wanted to warn all of you about this so that you are not blindsided when you go to the pharmacy to get your meds.