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Playing the Clinical Trial Recruitment Game
 
05:21
Watch human guinea pig Robert Helms discuss his clinical trial recruitment strategy.
The Guinea Pig Lifestyle
 
01:24
Marcos describes how some clinical trials pay big money, allowing human guinea pigs time to travel and take time off to pursue other interests.
Long-Term Effects
 
01:27
Find out if human guinea pig Marcos worries about the long-term effects that all the drug studies have on his body?
Real World: Pharmaco, Cedra and PPD
 
02:27
Marcos talks about the "real life" drama between human guinea pigs that happens during paid clinical trials.
The 9-5 Alternative
 
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Brandon defends his career choices which includes working part-time as a human guinea pig. For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/.
Protection for Guinea Pigs
 
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Some patients join clinical trials out of desperation. Others for altruistic reasons. Who protects the guinea pig if they get sick--or even die? Guinea Pig Lenell shares her viewpoint. For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Making a Living as a Human Guinea Pig
 
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Many human guinea pigs go from one study to another in order to increase their profits. Bob Helms talks about the money he made selling his body to science.
Odd Jobs
 
01:05
Marcos talks about some of the other jobs he has had besides working as a human test subject or guinea pig.
Guinea Pig Zero
 
01:14
Guinea Pig Zero author and human guinea pig advocate, Robert Helms discusses his start as a human test subject in West Philadelphia.
Pill Popping
 
00:55
Marcos doesn't feel the need for medication in his daily life, yet he donates his body for clinical trials on a regular basis.
Beating the System
 
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D. Robertson relays a story about one human guinea pig who took system cleansers so that his clinical trial screening tests would come up clean.
The Lure of Easy Money
 
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Lenell discusses her start as a human guinea pig. For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
The Placebo
 
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Human guinea pig Robert Helms luckily gets the placebo in a drug trial study.
Professional Guinea Pig
 
00:45
Marcos believes that being a full-time or "professional" human guinea pig is a career.
Money Pits
 
00:45
Human guinea pig Marcos talks about his "moneymaker" - blood draw scars.
The Guinea Pig Routine
 
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Robert Helms chats about his routine when volunteering for human clinical drug trials.
Manipulation within the Pharmaceutical Industry
 
00:45
Human guinea pig Brandon Slais discusses the dark side of drugs and clinical trials. For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Viagra vs. Cialis
 
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Find out what happens when you put one group human guinea pig on Cialis with a group on Viagra in one facility at the same time.
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Human Guinea Pig: Side Effects
 
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Human guinea pig Lenell Ripley chats about adverse events in clinical trials and how sometimes she was told to ignore the side effects. http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Guinea Pig Lies
 
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Marcos describes how some human guinea pigs will lie about a medication's side effects or even fake side effects to get out of a study earlier with the hopes of making more money.
Getting Paid to Take Drugs
 
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Not everyone is tolerant or understanding of the human guinea pig career choice. Guinea pig Lenell her experience.
What's Your Price?
 
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What's Lenell's price? Would she accept $5,000 to amputate her toe and reattach it? For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
A New Way to Make Money
 
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Alex Spencer chats about his start as a human test subject in Philadelphia. For more info on this film, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Guinea Pig or Prostitute?
 
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Alex prefers the freedom clinical trials rather than working a standard 9-5 job.
Control Group Trailer
 
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They are known as human guinea pigs, lab rats, medical prostitutes and professional patients. From musicians to teachers, restaurant workers to housewives, the unemployed to the ex-con, clinical trial participants are appearing from all backgrounds, and in ever-increasing numbers. Control Group reveals the lives of professional guinea pigs, people who make it their part-time or full-time jobs to volunteer for paid clinical trials. Theirs is a little-noticed sub-culture silently emerging from the testing labs of our new pharmaceutical millennium. Through vibrant, humorous, touching and often graphic stories, Control Group introduces viewers to a world where the lure of easy money has suddenly made guinea-pigging a career choice. The film combines interviews with human test subjects and experts from Philadelphia, Austin and countries around the world and features guinea pig activist Robert Helms, author of Guinea Pig Zero: A Journal for Human Research Subjects.
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First Clinical Trial
 
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Part-time human guinea pig D. Robertson recalls his first clinical trial in Austin, TX.
Radioactive Egg and Jelly Sandwich
 
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Human guinea pig Alex Spencer discusses a clinic trial study in which he swallows a radioactive pill. For more info on this film, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
The Hidden Costs of Clinical Trials
 
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Human guinea pig Brandon Slais discusses the hidden costs of selling your body to science and how some trials can be too good to be true. For more information, visit www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Guinea Pig Database
 
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Human guinea pig Brandon Slais discusses whether or not human guinea pigs should be listed in a comprehensive database listing all trials and medications. For more information, visit www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Everybody's Got a Price
 
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Everyone sells their time for something. Are guinea pigs any different?
Kicked Out
 
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Alex discusses how some guinea pigs lie about symptoms in order to be released early from a study with hopes of full payment. For more information, visit www.controlgroupfilm.com/
The $7,000 Study
 
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Alex discusses one of his more lucrative clinical trial studies.
The Heroin Study
 
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D. Robertson describes a heroin clinical trial study that he heard about from another human guinea pig.
How Much is Enough?
 
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How much money would it take for Alex to have his toe amputated in a clinical trial?
Profits Over People
 
01:36
Alex believes the pharmaceutical industry hurts more than it helps.
Human Guinea Pigs are not Lazy
 
01:20
Part-time Austin guinea pig, Lenell Ripley participates in drug studies to supplement her income. For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
All Drugs Studies are not created Equal
 
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Drug study pay varies based on procedure, length of study and level of danger. Former human guinea pig Rober Helms discussed the various levels of drug study compensation.
Tips and Tricks
 
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Marcos shares some tips for those considering clinical trials.
Extra Money
 
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Human guinea pig D. Robertson only participates in studies a few times a year for extra cash.
Should you trust your medication?
 
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Although Brandon Slais is a human guinea pig and sells his body to science, he doesn't take medication or trust the pharmaceutical industry. For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Clinical Trial Side Effects
 
00:55
Human guinea pig Brandon Slais discusses one study that caused all the participants to stink! For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Smoking or Non-Smoking?
 
01:14
West Philadelphia roommates and human guinea pigs Alex Spencer and Nathaniel Miller swap a smoking study. For more info on this film, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
What's Your Price?
 
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What's Brandon's price? Would he accept $5,000 to amputate his toe and reattach it? For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
The Recruiting Call
 
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Human guinea pig Brandon describes his strategy for clinical trial phone recruitment screenings.
A Pill for Everything
 
02:00
Despite being a part-time drug study volunteer, D. Robertson is opposed to taking any medication at home.
Doing Your Part for Society
 
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Human guinea pig Brandon Slais reveals the true reason guinea pigs donate their bodies to science. For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
What's Your Price?
 
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Would Alex drink a glass of orange juice laced with pesticides for money? For more information, visit http://www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Money vs. Boredom
 
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Human guinea pig Brandon Slais discusses the eventual boredom that sets in during every clinical trial. For more information, visit www.controlgroupfilm.com/
Little Lies
 
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Sometimes telling the truth can cost you money as Robert Helms discovers.
First in Man
 
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D. Robertson participates in a first in man study (first time a drug is tested on humans).