Our insurance, which is through AARP, says it won't cover or fill slow release oxycontin so twice I just paid for it. Then the last time it was ordered, they changed it and filled it with oxycodone slow release. Is this pretty much the same? Harley has quite a lot of pain but much of it is nerves in his face from the cancer in the skull dura pressing on the facial nerves. I am wondering if anyone has tried anything else that might be covered and might help him with the nerve pain, since our primary Dr told us that actually opiates don't help with nerve pain much.