So much so that many private clinics, medical centers have appeared, where money is siphoned from the people. All medical services are not cheap. Therapists in polyclinics sell expensive drugs because they have an agreement with pharmacies. This is the reality.
Of course there are new developments, but ordinary people are neither hot nor cold from this. Judge for yourself what predictions can be. Perhaps it is more correct to ask - how does the development of medicine in the 21st century help ordinary people?
I suspect there will be dissent ...
Well, first. A bacterium that feeds on nicotine and helps smokers quit addiction. In 2015, a bacterial enzyme was identified that consumes nicotine before it reaches the brain (Scripps Institute, California).
Universal flu vaccine. Scientists from Oxford University and the Virology Laboratory managed to identify a new set of peptides against influenza, thanks to which it turned out that the discovered peptides live in the internal structure of the influenza virus cell and mutate rather slowly. Usually the vaccine was out of reach for surface peptides due to the fact that they mutated very quickly.
Potential treatment for Parkinson's disease. Artificial but fully functioning human neurons have been created, that is, stable nerve tissue from neurons reprogrammed from skin cells. In other words, neural stem cells. At least in rodent trials, they showed normal brain activity, which resulted in the formation of new synapses (communication between two neurons, that is, the transmission of a nerve impulse between two brain cells).