Nowadays, advances in medicine have allowed thousands, millions of lives to be saved. At least in the developed world. Unfortunately, in some cases, your prognosis will depend on the country and/or social class you are born in. But that’s another story.
The possibility to treat most diseases has lead, in some cases, to overmedication. Side effects are not known, meaning that, to speak bluntly, taking one pill means that you have to take three more pills to compensate the side effects that the first pill is causing in your body.