Opioid addiction affects millions of Americans every year. It impacts people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and professions. It only takes three days to become addicted to Opioids. Approximately 115 people die everyday from this horrible epidemic. It’s imperative that stricter regulations are implemented to improve the way Opioids are prescribed through clinical practices to ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment, while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. Broward County has joined a class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture these drugs in an effort to stop addiction.