UPS, CVS make first drone medication deliveries to customers' homes

UPS and CVS collaborate for first medication drone delivery

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — North Carolina made history: For the first time in the United States, a drone delivered medicine straight from the pharmacy to customers' homes.

The deliveries happened in Wake County as part of a collaboration between UPS and CVS.

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Officials said the drone took off from a CVS store and flew a short distance to a customer's home in a nearby neighborhood.

It then made a second drop to a customer at a retirement community.

Officials said a remote operator monitored the flights, and packages were lowered to the ground by a cable and a winch.

The president of CVS told WTVD that this first-of-its-kind flight is just a glimpse at what's to come for those in rural areas or those who have a tough time getting into the store.