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Tampon Manufacturers Say They’re Working to Address Reported Shortages

Procter & Gamble Co. Tampax brand tampons.

Procter & Gamble Co. Tampax brand tampons.

Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg
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Tampon manufacturers say they’re working to replenish the supply of their products after shortages were reported on shelves across the country.

On Monday, US Senator Maggie Hassan sent a letter to Procter & Gamble Co., Edgewell Personal Care Co., Johnson & Johnson and Kimberly-Clark Corp. asking  what they plan to do to address reports of diminished supply and price gouging by third-party sellers. The Democrat from New Hampshire cited several news reports chronicling a shortage. It comes on the heels of a baby-formula shortage and  rising prices on everything from food to clothes to gas — to menstrual products.