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Just days after Google-owned Wing said that it has started conducting drone deliveries in Virginia in conjunction with Walgreen and FedEx, UPS "announced plans to work with CVS Health to develop a prescription drug delivery service using UPS drones," CNBC reports.

The story notes that "UPS Flight Forward and its partner Matternet this month became the first drone delivery service to receive full certification from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate a drone airline."

“UPS Flight Forward is rapidly building a robust customer base and a network of technology partners to galvanize our leadership in drone delivery,” said Scott Price, UPS chief strategy and transformation officer, tells CNBC. “Previous thinking had been limited to only ground transportation technology. Now we’re thinking in three dimensions."

CNBC points out that "Amazon’s Prime Air is also testing commercial drone delivery as major shippers ramp up their capabilities to address the rapidly growing e-commerce market. Drones could be a key part of that strategy."
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