UPS makes first drone deliveries of CVS prescriptions to consumers' homes

Image: UPS UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward has just completed what it claims is a first for the US drone delivery market ó delivering prescription medication directly to a customerís home by drone. On November 1st, the company flew the medication from a pharmacy in North Carolina to a home, before making a second delivery to a nearby retirement community. The deliveries were made in partnership with CVS Pharmacy, as well as Matternet, a drone logistics company. The flight was made autonomously, but was monitored by a remote operator who was able to take over if the drone experienced any difficulties. When it arrived, the Matternet M2 drone hovered 20 feet above the property, before slowly lowering its package via a cable. The hope is that drone... Continue reading…

UPS makes first drone deliveries of CVS prescriptions to consumers' homes

UPS has completed its first commercial drone deliveries of CVS prescriptions to consumers' homes, as part of a partnership between the shipping giant and the drugstore chain to develop plans ...

Wed 6 Nov 19 from TechXplore

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Wed 6 Nov 19 from Geek.com

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UPS and CVS have completed the first commercial medical drone delivery in the US using a M2 drone. The UAV lowered the prescriptions down to the homes of two CVS customers.

Tue 5 Nov 19 from Daily Mail

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United Parcel Service Inc Flight Forward drones have flown prescription medications to the front lawn of a private home and to a retirement center, the UPS unit's first revenue-generating deliveries ...

Tue 5 Nov 19 from Reuters

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It didn't take long for UPS and CVS to start delivering prescriptions by drone. The two have confirmed that they completed their first paid home deliveries of prescriptions, hauling ...

Tue 5 Nov 19 from Engadget

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Tue 5 Nov 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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