Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: February 2015
















★Winning Caption★ 
"What's that wallflower doing at the dance? Oh! She's waiting for her white knight." - Malcolm Ross

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


Bill Russo:

"Aren't you the boogie woogie pharma boy from Company B?"

"You're making an opportunistic attempt to dance with me, without reflecting the value of my exciting pipeline."

"Absent a specific and attractive proposal, it is not appropriate to engage in a dance with you."

"After this dance, you're going to have to let me continue as an independent, competitive unit."

"This dance is certainly not inexpensive, but is commensurate with my asset's growth profile and scarcity value."

"A lot of us are struggling to find internal growth drivers and are looking for dance steps to boost that growth."


“The beginning of a merger." - Michael Kolf

“The awkwardness of the first dance gave way to the desperation of their last chance.” - Tara Bronson

"If this doesn’t work, there’s always speed-dating." - Tara Bronson


Atul Deshmukh:

“This is actually my third dance. And yours?”

“I hope we meet at the next dance too.”

“Isn’t this becoming too much of a good thing?”

“Actually I don’t even know whom I’m working for any more.”

“Is this the pre-merger or the post-merger dance?”

“Let’s negotiate our own merger.”

“These are special T-shirts – the logo changes automatically at the stroke of midnight.”


"Up next? Musical Chairs!" - Paul Chambers

"Is this a gentlemen's excuse me? Sorry we are Pharma--no gentlemen here." - Malcolm Ross

"What's that wallflower doing at the dance? Oh! She's waiting for her white knight." - Malcolm Ross

Remy Dumortier:

B: Do you want to merge with me?
A: How big is your pipeline?

B: If i give you $10 billion, will you merge with me?
A: Let's discuss about it

B: Will you merge with me?
A: I will send my lawyer on Monday to sign a prenup

B: Happy valentine!!
A: Good try, but i still don't want to merge with you

Merger is a marriage
Acquisition is an asset
Overall "Unity is Strength"... Choose your pharma partner.
- sathish vemula


“I’m so glad we finally hooked-up. Ya know…you coulda had me for a lot less,” he said sheepishly.
“And I woulda paid a lot more,” she replied condescendingly in an attempt to make him feel like he missed-out on a bigger opportunity. - David Massey

“Dangit! Last time, I was the only one in a white blouse – now I’m the only one not in a white blouse. I’m never gonna find a partner…” - David Massey

“Are you glad to see me or is that just a rise in your expected earnings?” - David Massey


"Is this the Megalomania and Ambition club?" - Peter Clark

"They haven't left any chairs for when the music stops!" - Peter Clark

 "So, who shall I merge with now…?" - Cheryl Wigfall

 “Be careful. Mergers can lead to dancing.” - Mark Smith