Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: December 2014



















★Winning Caption★
“I’ve decided to outsource distribution.” - Marilyn Heidbrink

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing presents "Funny Pharm," featuring drawings by award-winning cartoonist, Jerry King.

The winning cartoon caption will be featured on the Pharma Manufacturing website and the winner will be mentioned in upcoming enewsletters. The winner has a choice of two prizes: a coffee mug with the cartoon and winning caption printed on it OR a $15 Starbucks giftcard.

Please submit your caption to Thank you for your contributions!

Contending Submissions

Please note: Funny Pharma caption contests are for entertainment purposes only. Reader submissions reflect their own personal experience and opinions. Winning submissions are chosen for their humor and industry relevance; Pharmaceutical Manufacturing reserves the right to delete any entries deemed inappropriate.


Bill Russo:
"The Island of Misfit Drugs"

"OtisMed couldn't be here. He's having knee trouble."

"OtisMed couldn't make the flight this year. Knee trouble."

"That should be Sanofi hanging his head rather than Johnson."

"I heard GSK is going to save $1.57 billion by replacing us with an internal combustion engine."

"AstraZeneca's still mad about that takeover attempt by the Burgermeister Meisterburger."

"Novartis said he can make the flight, as soon as he gets his breath back from Cipla."

"See that glassy look in Roche's eyes? That means he's been mixing cobimetinib with vemurafenib again."

"Let me get this straight. We're supposed to fly through the air, and drop pharmaceuticals down people's chimneys?"

"Santa told us to skip Italy this year. They already have all our inventory, anyway."



“Right now your nose is glowing but wait till Santa (FDA) cracks his whip!” - Rajeev Bhatnagar

"Rudolph, thank God that reindeer aren’t going down the path to extinction like U.S. pharmaceutical industry jobs." - Tim Feider

"Seek immediate medical help if it lasts more than 4 hours." - Vincent Coca

Atul Deshmukh:
“Hey Rudolph ! When did you change your name ?”
“Wait a minute…aren’t you Dasher ?”

“Oh deer me! I hope they sort everything out before it’s too late.”

“Santa’s still trying to figure out who, and how, he’s going to harness to his sleigh.“

“I think a little sleigh(t) of hand will be required to settle this issue.”

“Can you believe it ? After all the trouble we’ve had in getting everyone together, the Government impounds the sleigh.”

“Cheer up…even if you aren’t harnessed to the sleigh, you can still be part of the decoration for that tree.”

“I wonder…will everybody really pull in the same direction once Santa starts the sleigh ?”


"That is one hell of a Birth Mark ....on your nose.... for this type of gig, isn't it???" - Joe Seychell

Edward White:
"Welcome to the big league reindeer games."

"The nose is cool but for real notoriety you have to run over a grandma."

"Be careful or you’ll go down in history."


“You’re only on the team because Boehringer Ingelheim had too many characters and is difficult to pronounce.” - Michael L Putnam

"Rudolf, your nose is still really red. I thought the meds would have cleared that up by now." - Carol Lampe

"I wonder which other reindeer would team up with us in delivering Santa's Gift this year!" - N Murugesan


Marilyn Heidbrink:
“Uh, Sorry, I don’t think I want to go in that direction…”

“I’ve decided to outsource distribution.”

“I see there are some side-effects to that new drug…”

“There are a few unexpected side effects with that new fluorescence imaging agent.”

“You sure that drug targeted the right area, eh?"


"We all work for the same big guy...FDA." - Cathie Panchari

"Santa makes all the money, and we only get these new t-shirts from the sponsors - talk about
deervide and rule." -abhijeet chatterjee