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the brown truck that brings us our packages is now online a new delivery service in home health care Reuters exclusively reported that you PS is getting ready to test a service that dispatches nurses to vaccinate adults in their homes UPS hasn't said use vaccines it would be using in the project but drug company Merck said it's looking at partnering with you PS Lisa bart line broke the story the project shows how you PS is pushing beyond doorway deliveries to grab a bigger piece of the eighty five billion dollar healthcare logistics market that's currently dominated by its competitor DHL it also comes as the parcel delivery industry is working to put distance between itself and customer turned competitor Amazon which is building its own logistics network to contain the crisis of delivering millions of packages to its shoppers door stops you PS is pilot program is through market healthcare logistics company it bought in twenty sixteen Markin's contract nurses collect the vaccines from one of forty seven hundred US you PS stores take it to the patient's home and administer the vaccine pharmaceutical companies already use market to administer vaccines to patients at their home who are testing experimental drugs the UPS pilot program would expand Markin's foot print much further the project could also save money for private insurers and Medicare by having nurses rather than doctors do the jobs , but it isn't a slam dunk mark in C. E. O. told me that one of the biggest challenges will be getting them to pay for the service but you PS is F. first it cracked the home health delivery market could put even more distance between you PS and Amazon which lacks the specialized warehouse temperature controlled shipping and regulatory infrastructure that healthcare companies require Amazon currently uses UPS and fed ex for pill pack home deliveries an online drug delivery company it bought last year