NEW YORK -- Safeway, Albertson's, Lucky's, Fred Meyer and Supervalu are among the retailers in the Pacific Northwest committed to selling the new feminine hygiene product INSTEAD, according to Ultrafem Inc., the manufacturer based here. The product, which collects -- rather than absorbs -- menstrual fluid, and is worn in the upper vaginal canal, was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration in 1993. The product will be available to distributors in August and should be on supermarket ...

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