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The Road To Asylum/Lab Rat Nation 

[HBO] HD. How policy changes are impacting the fate of asylum seekers; an inside look at self-proclaimed human "lab rats."


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Krishna Andavolu ... Self - Correspondent
Vikram Gandhi ... Self - Correspondent


Over the last year, the Trump administration has increased its efforts to crackdown on asylum in America. Citing widespread abuse and fraud in the system, the administration narrowed asylum protections for those fleeing domestic and gang violence, an action that disproportionately affects people fleeing Central America. VICE Correspondent Krishna Andavolu traveled to Central America and the US southern border to see how these new policy changes are impacting the fate of thousands of asylum seekers. Pharmaceutical companies spend years seeking approval from the FDA to bring new drugs to market. During the first phase of clinical trials, drugs are tested on healthy human beings who are often paid thousands of dollars for trying unapproved drugs and reporting their side effects. Vikram Gandhi travels into the bizarre world of these human guinea pigs to get an inside look at the self-proclaimed "lab rats" who test our medicines.

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16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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