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In 1999, Arizona was tied with Utah for fourth place among states with the highest mortality rates from drug overdoses, at 10.6 deaths per 100,000 people. New Mexico had the highest rate then, at 15 deaths per 100,000, and Iowa was lowest at 1.9 deaths per 100,000.

More people in Arizona died from drug overdoses than from car accidents in 2010, according to a report Monday that said the state had the sixth-highest overdose rate in the nation that year. Read more»