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UPS and CVS Deliver Prescription Meds by Drone for the First TimeWibbitz - Technology
UPS and CVS Deliver Prescription Meds by Drone for the First Time According to UPS Flight Forward, this was the first-ever prescription delivery by drone in the U.S. The delivery occurred on Nov. 1 from a CVS pharmacy to a residence and finally to a retirement community in North Carolina. While the drone's flight was autonomous, it was overseen by a remote operator. The drone hovered 20 feet over the delivery address and then lowered the package by a cable cord. Drone deliveries have not yet become pervasive due to FAA regulations. In addition to UPS Flight Forward, Google launched a drone delivery service called Wing in October.