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Walmart pharmacy Walmart’s insulin launch comes 15 years after it disrupted drugmakers and pharmacy chains by introducing a range of generic drugs for common ailments. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) –Walmart Inc. will offer its own brand of analog insulin for people with diabetes, an effort to boost its pharmacy business and counter Amazon.com Inc.’s recent push to sell more medications.

The world’s largest retailer will begin selling ReliOn NovoLog this week in its U.S. pharmacies with a prescription, Walmart said in a statement Tuesday. The medicine will cost between 58% and 75% less than the current cash price of branded insulin products for uninsured patients, Walmart said.

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