I prefer capitalism over socialism when it comes to drugs. I lived in a socialist country and the only reason we were able to get certain drugs, say, an antibiotic cream, was because we knew the local pharmacist. She sold us the cream (unavailable to most of the population) and we returned the favour in some other way. I thought the fact that socialism doesn’t work has already been shown through the huge scientific study called the 20th century. Why are we still talking about this?
If you wonder why a socialist system would be unable to keep up with the demand of antibiotic creams, I can explain it to you.
Have you ever thought about how many people in our capitalist system can’t get that same tube of antibiotic cream? Everything depends on whose ox is being gored, doesn’t it?
I don’t know which socialist country you lived in but I have been in many countries with socialized medicine and have never been denied any medical care or medication I or a family member has needed. But I see many people in the US either denied care or medications because they can’t afford them or they are forced to spend hours in an overcrowded emergency room in the hopes of getting minimal care—and often not getting even that. Not everyone has the wherewithal to do an end run around the system as you were able to do.