This isn’t the very first paid delivery of any kind from UPS. The business has an offer to shuttle medical samples between WakeMed centers in Raleigh. That’s a commercial plan over areas that are under a company’s control. Now, it’s flying in property areas and delivering to everyday people. Alphabet’s Wing is already providing medication as part of a pilot program, however that’s limited to over the counter medication, treats and presents.
It’s not precisely a flourishing business with simply 2 deliveries. It’s still a substantial turning point. The deliveries point to a future where you do not need to take a trip to the drug store, otherwise wait for a carrier truck to make its normal rounds– you could get the medicine you need within minutes of your supply going out. It likewise bodes well for mainstream adoption of drone delivery, even if it’s likely to be a long while before you can presume your prescription tablets will come down from the skies.