Pharmacy Drone Delivery

After receiving approval earlier this month from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate a commercial drone fleet that will carry small metal boxes, UPS announced this week that it’s expanding drone-delivery services to include CVS Pharmacy, Kaiser Permanente, wholesale pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen and the University of Utah health system.  UPS is hitting the healthcare business on all sides, from patients to providers and suppliers, for faster deliveries of lab testing, prescriptions and medical supplies. UPS expects the unmanned aircraft to cut down a 30-minute truck drive to 3 minutes and 15 seconds.