March 6, 2012

Oklahoma Makes Another Top 10 List

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Oklahoma has the ninth highest sales of prescription painkillers in the United States with 9.2 kilograms of medication sold for every 10,000 Oklahomans in 2010. Florida has the highest sales, with 12.6 kilograms of prescription painkillers sold for every 10,000 Floridians. The national average is 7.1 kilograms.

Here’s the list of the top 10 states for prescription painkiller sales, by kilograms per 10,000 population.

1. Florida – 12.6

2. Nevada – 11.8

3. Tennessee – 11.8

4. Oregon – 11.6

5. Delaware – 10.2

6. Maine – 9.8

7. Alabama – 9.7

8. West Virginia – 9.4

9. Oklahoma – 9.2

10. Washington – 9.2

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention