Why the push for methadone when the side effects are so terrible and the oxycodone works. I cannot afford the long term, so I do need to take my meds every 4 hours. Medicare Pard D covers that amount I take for the whole year but will not cover long term oxycontin. It's very expensive. I am on permenant disability. I do not want to die. I am so afraid of methadone, why are they pushing methadone?