CVS, UPS make first drone medication delivery in North Carolina

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 someone's house.

It happened in Wake County and are part of a collaboration between UPS and CVS.

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 our sister station WTVD 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.