my doctor tells me today that upmc is dropping oxycontin coverage for everyone except cancer patients. I have been on oxycontin 80mg for over a year 1 tab bid w/oxyir5mg for breakthrough prn q 6 hours. my question is if I have been on 80mg this long how much kadian should I expect the dr. to prescribe to maintain the pain relief I have had from the oxycontin. and I should add after over 20 years this is the 1st medicine that has given me relief enough to do all of my daily activities without negative side effects. I am told that kadian is what will replace my current med. is this something going on across the usa or just in the state of pa?