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Analysis: Replay of energetic deal-making seen for drugmakers in 2014

By Deena Beasley and Ransdell Pierson (Reuters) - The torrid pace of deals in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors through 2013 is not expected to let up this year, thanks to new technologies to address unmet medical needs.

India's sick shelter in old buses during treatment

On a recent winter night in the Indian capital, eight-year-old cancer patient Habiba Khatun huddled with her mother against the cold on the floor of a disused bus. Khatun, who has a malignant tumour in her right eye, has been sharing the bus with about 30 other patients for a week while she receives treatment at the state-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences. "We know this bus is not the best place to live. But we are poor and what option do we have?" Khatun's mother asked, as her daughter, who has undergone 12 chemotherapy sessions since she was two, sat nearby.

Post-mortem done on Delhi gang-rape accused

The father of the main suspect in the New Delhi gang-rape case said Tuesday he had found multiple injuries on his son's body as a post-mortem tried to establish the cause of death in his prison cell.While prison authorities have said that 34-year-old Ram Singh committed suicide on Monday in his cell at Delhi's maximum-security Tihar Jail, his family and lawyer have both claimed that he was murdered.Speaking to AFP at the government-run AIIMS hospital in central New Delhi after examining his son's body, Mange Lal Singh said he had found "multiple injuries" including marks on his chest, face and
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