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Drone Deliveries From Drugstore Now a Reality in Virginia Town

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Alphabet Inc. offshoot Wing, which just received an expanded certification to act as a small air carrier, is starting the nation’s inaugural delivery service via a small civilian aircraft with partners Walgreens and FedEx.

Routine drone deliveries of medication, snacks and other small items from a drugstore began in a small Virginia town on Friday.

Alphabet Inc. offshoot Wing, which just received an expanded certification to act as a small air carrier, is starting the nation’s inaugural delivery service via a small civilian aircraft with partners Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and FedEx Corp.

United Parcel Service Inc. is conducting similar tests at hospital, university and corporate campuses to ferry medical supplies with a drone, and several other companies, including Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Air, also are developing aerial-delivery platforms.

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