One of our Twitter followers @HealthEcoDigest recently blogged a podcast with the BMJ editor-in-chief Fiona Godlee and neuroscientist Professor Colin Blakemore. In the podcast, they are discussing whether a false picture is being put forward by medical science. Although not a new issue, Fiona Godlee uses specific examples from the pharmaceutical industry. Additionally Colin Blakemore also poses the questions whether conventional mechanisms for publishing data are to blame and whether the internet can change availability and exposure of clinical trial data.