Drones Will Soon Deliver Prescription Drugs



Skies across America will soon look very different, with drones delivering prescriptions to customers in the coming months. The FAA has relaxed rules around the flying of the unmanned aerial vehicles, with small drones allowed to fly over people and at night from mid-March onward. Previously, small drones were only allowed to fly over those who were directly operating them, unless they had received a special exemption from the FAA. Prompted by COVID-19, the FAA has determined that it’s safer for drones to deliver prescriptions than it is for people to deliver them. While drones can start dropping off parcels within months, it's still likely to be several years before dozens of the devices are flying overhead in American cities and towns.