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This Drone Lets UPS Deliver Medicines From Pharmacies To Homes In The US

This Drone Lets UPS Deliver Medicines From Pharmacies To Homes In The US

This drone lets UPS deliver prescription medicines to homes in the US.

UPS in partnership with CVS Health has successfully completed the first-ever deliveries of prescription medications in the US, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. The two delivery flights were from a CVS pharmacy to nearby residential neighborhoods using the M2 drone by Matternet.



The autonomous drones can deliver medications to a customer’s home but monitored by a remote operator who could intervene if necessary. The drone hovers about 20 feet above a customer’s home and then slowly lowers the package by a cable.

The service aims to deliver prescription medications to people whose limited mobility makes it difficult to travel to a pharmacy.

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