Utah health officials, state lawmakers launch campaign to halt 'Opidemic'

SALT LAKE CITY — For the past couple of years, Amber Baum has pretended like her daughter never existed.

It was easier to do that, she said, than accept that 22-year-old McKenzie Baum died from a heroin overdose.

“There are so many things I wish I would’ve known,” the Lehi woman said Wednesday, shaking her head that the antidote, Narcan, then available only by prescription, might have saved her daughter’s life.

“But she made her own…

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