October 28, 2008 |
Johnson & Johnson said it had bought HealthMedia Inc., a closely held provider of online health counseling, and called the deal its first step in building a preventive-care unit that could generate $20 billion. Terms of the deal for HealthMedia, of Ann Arbor, Mich., were not disclosed. The company offers users automated advice and reminders about diet, disease and drug management, smoking cessation and other programs, J&J, in New Brunswick, N.J., said.
February 11, 2009 |
Johnson & Johnson won approval in Sweden and Finland for the first prescription pill to treat premature ejaculation, three years after U.S. regulators rejected the drug, the company said. The drug maker expects to win clearance for dapoxetine, to be sold as Priligy, in five more European nations and has applied for approval in Canada, Australia, Mexico, Turkey and six other countries, a spokesman for New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said.
March 14, 1993
Your video writer touted "The Great Canadian Train Ride" ("Sea to Shining Sea: Canada by Rail," Feb. 28) showing a 2,800-mile journey from Toronto to Vancouver. I suggest that anyone planning to buy a $29.95 video claiming to be "a train trip across Canada" that omits eastern Ontario and all of Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (not to mention the island province of Newfoundland) should offer no more than $14.98 for it. MERRILL SARTY Los Angeles
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March 10, 2009 |
Molly Kool, 93, the first woman in North America to become a licensed ship captain, died Feb. 25 at her home in Bangor, Maine. Kool got her captain's papers in 1939 and sailed the Atlantic Ocean between Alma, Canada, and Boston for five years, her friend Ken Kelly said. Kool grew up in the village of Alma in New Brunswick, where she learned a love of the sea and sailing from her father, a Dutch ship captain. At 23, she made history by earning the title of captain after the Canadian Shipping Act was rewritten to say "he/she" instead of just "he," Kelly said.
January 24, 1988 |
Gunpowder was at a premium during the War of 1812, and none was available when residents of this small border city wanted to add a traditional bang to their Fourth of July celebration. No problem. They simply borrowed some from their neighbors across the St. Croix River in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. So what if Canada and its mother country, Great Britain, were at war with the United States at the time? That was hardly sufficient cause for St. Stephen to refuse its neighbor.
May 21, 1989 |
If you are planning to visit the Atlantic provinces of Canada, look into a new air pass offered by Air Nova, a regional airline, in association with Air Canada and the four maritime provinces. The 30-day Atlantic Canadapass allows travel to various destinations in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The pass costs $249 Canadian (about $207 U.S.) for three stops, $299 for four stops, $349 for five stops and $399 for six stops. The passes are good until Dec. 15. Discounts can be up to 60% off regular air fares.