Company Of The Day: Walmart

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What?

Retail behemoth Walmart (NYSE:WMT) plans to launch its own brand of insulin called ReliOn, which will be available at Walmart pharmacies this week and at Sam’s Club pharmacies by mid-July.

Why?

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Prices for insulin have been surging, proving a financial burden on people with diabetes. Walmart claims that its insulin could be between 58% to 75% cheaper versus branded products.

So What?

Walmart is looking to play a bigger role in the affordable healthcare space, with plans to open over 4000 clinics by 2029. Selling its own branded insulin could be a good starting point, given that the drug is relatively expensive and widely used.

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