Cardinal Health Inc. plans to test drone delivery to a pharmacy customer with San Francisco-area unicorn Zipline Inc.

The aim is to improve to-the-second precision of deliveries, especially for urgent orders of medications and supplies, but the autonomous aircraft also can bring cost savings compared with trucking, a Cardinal spokesman said. In recent years the Dublin-based healthcare giant has made large investments in software to increase end-to-end visibility in its distribution network.  See more ... Cardinal Health partnering with San Francisco unicorn on drone delivery pilot program