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
















 ★Winning Caption★ 
"Good thing these are antidepressants. I'll need them today." - Bill Russo


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

The winning cartoon caption will be featured on the website and the winner's name will appear in the eNewsletter. 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:

"Recalls! Recalls! Now I won't have time to eat my horse burger lunch."

"Couldn't they have removed the glass shards before returning this stuff?"

"This had to happen just when I was about to eat my lunch - instant noodles simmered in gutter oil."

"That's the last time I outsource production to my gardener."

"I had heard that 40% of OTCs and generics were imported from India. I didn't realize that 39% would be dumped on me."

"Good thing these are antidepressants. I'll need them today."

"Another dosage mistake..."

"It's always the same - one bad API spoils the whole batch."

"I'm gonna initiate a recall on these recalls."

"How can they call themselves Cubist when their pills are round?"

"Usually, every day is the same around here. But this is Unique."

"It's not as bad as it looks. Most of these capsules are empty."

"Yew did this, didn't Yew?"

"It isn't 2020 yet, so stop Putin all this on me."

"This is what I call a staggering deployment schedule."


"You either have to laugh or cry."- Michael Kolf

Lenny Muroff:

"Looks like the system is working!"

"Thank you Obamacare!"

"Any 'lost to follow-up' in this pile?"

"Do we have email addresses?"


“Look’s like Fred swapped his pile of paperwork for this…” - Samantha Kaltenbach

“Guess Bob just starting signing the lot release paperwork and forgot review was part of his job.” - Samantha Kaltenbach

"I'll have no truck with recalls in 2015." - Peter Clark

"The industry will recall 2014 as one that cost it and patients, dearly." - Peter Clark

"Here's a tip: prevent recalls in 2015." - Peter Clark


"Geoff knew that the non-drowsy medication for insomnia would be controversial…" - Hannah Broom 

Atul Deshmukh:

“Hey, Herb, are you ok ?”
“Yes...most of these cartons are empty.”

“I really need more input before I can finalize this SOP.”

“Who wrote the SOP for the dumpster?”

“Does anyone know whether that guy was part of the load?"

“That, my friends, is a classic example of a non–validated process.”


"You got to be kidding me!' - Len Nowak

"Snow Recall Angel" - Len Nowak

"Didn't occur to me while doing! Now I am burried!!" - N Murugesan

Alex Packard:

“Are you sure these tablets failed for hardness?”

“And to think you were worried about the mountain of paperwork...”

“Should have read FDA’s warning letter much more closely…”

"It's payback from FDA for receiving truckloads of ANDA applications in 2014." - Mukti Rao

“Bob soon realized the sign reflected the amount and not the year.” - Tara Bronson