Painkiller deaths: 15 states with highest rates

15. Colorado. Kicking off the list of states with highest rates of fatal overdose from painkillers is Colorado – 25.8 percent of citizens in the state

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died from drug overdose.

14. Washington. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 14.7
13. Tennessee. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 14.8
12. Louisiana. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 15.0
11. Pennsylvania. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 15.1
10. Ohio. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 15.1
9. Oklahoma. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 15.8
8. Florida. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 16.5
7. Rhode Island. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 17.2
6. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 17.9
5. Alaska. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 18.1
4. Utah. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 18.4
3. Nevada. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 19.6
2. West Virginia. Fatal painkiller overdoses per 100,000 people: 25.8
1. New Mexico. Fatal painkiller overdoses are a bigger problem in New Mexico than in any other state. In 2008, there were 27 deaths per 100,000 people.