ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Michigan Medicine will launch a program in 2024 to deliver prescriptions to patients’ homes with a drone.

Ann Arbor-based Zipline will provide the drones for the program which can make deliveries seven times faster than deliveries made by car. The service will be available for homes in Washtenaw County.

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The health system is hoping the program will double the amount of prescriptions they can fill. The drones will be based at Michigan Medicine’s specialty care pharmacy in Dexter, which is set to open later this year.

According to a release, the drones are designed to sound like the wind rustling leaves and are barely audible. Michigan Medicine will be one of the first providers to use drones for delivery, which can fly day or night and in any type of weather.