Fierce Health IT October 21, 2019
Paige Minemyer

CVS Health is joining forces with UPS to test several different applications for drone delivery, including sending certain products directly to patients.

UPS’ Flight Forward program earned the first certification by the U.S. government to operate a drone airline earlier this month, and since then it’s built out its infrastructure and capabilities. Under the partnership with CVS, UPS drones will deliver prescriptions and retail products to patient’s homes, the companies announced Monday.

“We’re always looking to improve convenience for customers through faster, lower-cost and more efficient delivery models,” Kevin Hourican, president of CVS Pharmacy, said in the announcement. “Given our focus on innovation, we’re excited to be the first retail health care company to explore drone delivery options with UPS.”