“…Boots has become the first community pharmacy in the UK to transport prescription-only medicines by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The leading health and beauty retailer has already completed a test flight transporting prescription-only medicines by drone from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight earlier this month.
The flight departed from the British Army’s Baker Barracks on Thorney Island near Portsmouth and arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight. The medicines were collected by Boots and transported to its pharmacies across the island, where they will be dispensed to patients with prescriptions for them.*
Boots worked with medical drone startup Apian to facilitate the test flight and is now assessing the future potential for drones in medicines delivery…”