DF is on methadone for chronic pain management. Last month his pain management doctor told him that this would be his last months prescription of methadone. When asked why, he was told that methadone has been causing heart attacks and he can't risk being sued for malpractice. So he gave him a list of alternative medications to check out and select from this list. This is where it makes no sense to us because he's been managing his pain on two to four tablets of methadone, now they want to put him on morphine. They are offering him synthetic morphine, morphine, and other forms of morphine. The side effects of all of these have as a #1 problem breathing problems, lowered blood pressure. We also suspect this will be MORE of an addictive opiate than methadone. Another side effect of it is "the dumb". Anyone else take any morphine-type pills or manage pain with any of these drugs? They also offered Duragesic patches but they don't work for him. (They do for me, but not him at all) Just too weird....I haven't been able to find anything on the internet about people dying from heart attacks from methadone related deaths either. Anyone?