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•  Fierce Healthcare reports that "Walmart Health just opened two new locations adjacent to revamped Walmart supercenters in Chicago. 

"The new Walmart Health clinic locations have primary medical care, optometry and hearing services with plans for other offerings—such as labs, x-rays, diagnostics and counseling—to be added in the future.  Walmart's clinics charge patients a flat fee for services regardless of insurance status."


•  Reuters reports that "Walmart's Mexico unit said on Monday it was notified by Mexico's federal competition authority that it is being investigated for possible antitrust behavior in the supply and distribution market of wholesale goods and retail of these goods and services."

While Mexico's competition watchdog did not comment on the statement, it has said in the past that there is "a need to facilitate the entry of more competitors to the retail market."

The Reuters story notes that "Walmart de Mexico, or Walmex, said it has always acted in accordance with applicable law and that its participation in the Mexican market has resulted in lower prices for consumers, benefiting poor families especially."