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Medicine can be used as anesthetic, to tend to injuries, to fight infections, to treat specific ailments (such as asthma and cancers) or to perform surgeries. The type of medicine used effects stats like Medical Tend Quality and Medical Surgery Success Chance.
There are three types of medicine:
A kit of advanced ultra-tech medical supplies, probably manufactured on a distant glitterworld. It contains advanced polymorphic drugs, nanite diagnostic and healing assisters, a mini-imager, and various multi-use tools.
A pack of herbal concoctions typically extracted from the healroot plant. It is less potent than industrial pharmaceuticals, but much better than nothing.
A kit of industrial-era medical equipment. It contains basic drugs, tools for suturing and bone setting, diagnostic devices, and various pads and fluids.