UPS and CVS Health offering prescription meds drone delivery

UPS is working with pharmacy chain CVS Health to deliver prescription medication by drone to US customers.

The logistics giant received full certification along with drone company Matternet for the drone service by the Federal Aviation Administration last week. 


This week UPS announced plans to work with CVS Health to develop a drone delivery service for prescription medication. “UPS Flight Forward is rapidly building a robust customer base and a network of technology partners to galvanize our leadership in drone delivery,” said Scott Price, UPS chief strategy and transformation officer. “Previous thinking had been limited to only ground transportation technology. Now we’re thinking in three dimensions.”

“We’re always looking to improve convenience for customers through faster, lower-cost and more efficient delivery models,” said Kevin Hourican, president of CVS Pharmacy.

Late last week, FedEx announced it was working with Alphabet’s Wing and Walgreens on a similar offering.

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