* Wal-Mart raised brand drug prices 32 pct over 2008-2010
* Kmart branded prices rose 35 pct over same period
* Average pharmacy branded drug price increase was 21 pct
By Deena Beasley
SAN DIEGO, June 25 (Reuters) - Big-box retailers Wal-Mart Stores and Kmart, pioneers in the push to cut consumer prices for generic drugs, have been raising prices for the most popular brand-name diabetes drugs, according to a new study.
The dramatic increase in brand-name medication prices coincides with the more-than-100-percent increase in the number of diabetes cases worldwide since 1980