In the summer of 2015, Michael Babich noticed a marked change in his relationship with John Kapoor, the man who had mentored him and made him CEO of his opioid manufacturing company.Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics, used to call him six or seven times a day, Babich testified in federal court Thursday, but now was only calling occasionally. And Babich was no longer being invited to Kapoor’s weekly meetings, even though they were held in the office next to his or in the nearby conference room.In the fall of 2015, Kapoor asked Babich to get a drink. “I knew that was D-Day in my world,” Babich testified. “He told me that every company goes through its struggles. When things like that happen there is always a fall guy and he said ‘you’re going to be the fall guy.’ ” Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Insys Therapeutics, which had profited wildly from the sale of a powerful Fentanyl spray known as Subsys, was by then being investigated by federal prosecutors for its marketing… Read full this story
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