UPS made history last week used a drone for the first time to deliver prescription drugs


The company partnered with CVS to deliver drugs to two customers’ homes in Cary, N.C., using the M2 drone system by UPS partner and drone systems developer Matternet. UPS and CVS plan to use more drones for deliveries in the coming months “to bring to market the speed and convenience advantages” of the tools.

“This drone delivery, the first of its kind in the industry, demonstrates what’s possible for our customers who can’t easily make it into our stores,” Kevin Hourican, president of CVS Pharmacy, said in a statement Tuesday.

“CVS is exploring many types of delivery options for urban, suburban and rural markets. We see big potential in drone delivery in rural communities where life-saving medications are needed and consumers at times cannot conveniently access one of our stores.”