Zipline Utah drone delivery of prescriptions, other medicines begins
Leading instant logistics company Zipline is launching drone delivery of prescriptions and other medicines to the households of Intermountain Healthcare patients across Salt Lake City – an anticipated rollout that will eventually be capable of serving over a million people in Utah.
Zipline announced its intention to introduce the service last year, initially expecting a debut this spring or during the summer and ultimately deciding to formalize the start of operations today. The partnership makes Intermountain Healthcare the first company in its sector west of the Mississippi to use Zipline’s automated drones for deliveries of prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines to its patients, according to a communiqué.
The move follows Zipline’s introduction of similar aerial medicine deliveries in North Carolina last June – part of what is becoming expansive drone activity in its domestic US market that may soon rival those of its impressive…