UPS and CVS Continue Drone Medication Deliveries During COVID-19

 

A Florida retirement community is getting a taste of drone delivery as tests continue for several major companies looking to launch scaled drone delivery services. Starting in early May, Florida-based The Villages will be eligible for prescription medication delivery from participating CVS pharmacies to their door via a UPS drone. As COVID-19 rages on, CVS and UPS looked to support health care workers and vulnerable patients, while continuing their path to creating a revenue-generating drone delivery service at scale.

On this Business Casual segment, hosts Daniel Litwin, Tyler Kern and Taylor Bagley give their thoughts on how fleshed out this program is, could be, and should be. They break down…

  • How recent regulation shifts for commercial drone use have
  • Whether or not specific regulations apply for transporting prescription medication and why
  • How CVS and UPS are working to scale their drone deliveries

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