Migraine doctor sued over executive’s departure

Migraine doctor sued over executive’s departure

By Ellyn Fortino, Crain’s Chicago Business

Posted: August 23, 2012 – 6:00 pm ET
A longtime Chicago migraine doctor tried to give a drug company improper control over the education programs of a foundation he founded in exchange for $1 million, the group’s former executive director alleges.Dr. Seymour Diamond, executive chairman of the Chicago-based National Headache Foundation, wanted to give Allergan Inc. “exclusive and unfettered control” over the nonprofit’s 2012 educational programs in exchange for the payment to the foundation, Robert Dalton alleges in a complaint filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.

But representatives of Allergan, which makes Botox, objected to the proposal, saying it would be illegal, the complaint said. In addition to removing wrinkles, Botox, a drug derived from the neurotoxin that causes botulism, is used to treat chronic migraines.

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