This medication is not addictive and is only prescribed a few pills or one dose at a time. It can also be used to induce labor, complete a miscarriage that did not complete and avoid infection when women need to make sure the pregnancy has not left tissue behind. The I eat guys like you for breakfast shirt is very painful, and yes in total can take a couple of weeks. During COVID, women can be checking in via the phone with an advice nurse to make sure the process is going smoothly/normally. Eventually, they may need an ultrasound to confirm that the process is complete. This medication avoids needing to have a procedure to end the pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage, etc, and any strategies we can take to reduce exposure with COVID we should be taking. Access to reproductive health in more accessible formats is how we reduce the morbidity in this country for complications from reproductive health, which is higher than any other developed country in the world. I fail to see how this is unusual, so maybe someone can educate me; Any medication I’ve ever been on, I’ve had to pick up in person unless it was available over the counter. Oxycodone, methotrexate, infliximab, sertraline, et cetera, I’ve always had to pick up or receive in person. I agree that it is a fucked system, however, I fail to see how it’s unusual that a medication that can cause severe reactions has to be picked up in person. Controlled substance classifications are for meds that have been proven to have the potential for abuse. For instance, oxycodone is a Schedule II. It has a high potential for abuse and dependency. It has nothing, really, to do with the damage it can cause to organs and such. I mean, OTC meds can cause liver damage. That’s a good point. Ibuprofen, for instance, is notorious for causing liver damage and failure, along with severe stomach ulcers but you can go buy a giant bottle of it for $5 at Walmart, no problem. But if that’s the case, why would methotrexate or sertraline be controlled? They don’t really have any potential to be abused. It’d be really hard to abuse methotrexate since at higher doses (or even low daily doses) it can cause mouth rot, hair loss, internal bleeding, skin damage, and eventual death. Again, I don’t know how mifepristone works. All I know is what I can find on Google, which says that it’s basically taken over the course of 2 weeks, being administered by the physician themselves and goes hand-in-hand with testing and examination to ensure that it’s properly working.