ALSO NOTED: Merck donates Gardasil for poor countries; Caraco gets FDA approval for thyroid drug

> Merck will donate enough doses of its cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil to treat 1 million women in developing countries. Release

> Sun Pharmaceuticals subsidiary Caraco won the FDA's blessing for the thyroid drug Methimazole. Report

> AstraZeneca's dental subsidiary is buying U.S.-based Atlantis Components for $71 million cash. Report

> Solvay Pharmaceuticals says it's cutting its 2010 sales target to €3.2 billion ($4.5 billion) from 3.5 billion, partly because of delays in FDA approval of its schizophrenia drug Bifeprunox. Report

And Finally... Forget drugs--have you chewed your gum today? Report

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