So when the bureaucrats lose a court case they start to argue that they shouldn’t have to pay the costs.
Mr Dillon added: "Nice has been ordered to pay 60 per cent of the court cost incurred by Eisai who embarked on the litigation.
"Eisai Ltd is an international company which generated a net income of 598 million dollars (£367 million) in 2006/07. Nice is a public body funded by the taxpayer and defended this litigation in the interests of the NHS.
"Nice trusts that Eisai will now waive its costs so that the NHS funds that Nice receives can be spent on improving patient care."
This isn’t about NICE actually approving or not approving a drug, it’s about access to the model they use to determine whether to approve or not a drug. If they’d just released the spreadsheet then all of this money would have been saved.
I’m actually willing for it not to be the taxpayer wqho pays here: why not take it from the bureaucrats?