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

★Winning Caption★ 
"We thought we were making piggy-back not piggy-bank products." - Peter Clark

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 $20 Starbucks giftcard.

Please submit your caption to [email protected]. Thank you for your contributions!

Contending Submissions

"Pharma development means going, and filling the whole hog." - Peter Clark

"Costs of Pharma - what you gain on the swings, you lose on the seesaw." - Peter Clark

"We thought we were making piggy-back not piggy-bank products." - Peter Clark

"And you thought I only wanted your lunch money..." - Bill Russo

"On this playground, I'll be the one bringing home the bacon." - Bill Russo

"We're Big Pharma, we love competing with you little guys." - John Cappellino

“I see, but I can’t say I saw.” - Atul Deshmukh

“I’m only up here because I haven’t been filled yet.” -Atul Deshmukh

"Wish I would be an anti-obesity pill." -Jorg Gutzel

"Guess who's gonna bail out of this seesaw first..." -Bill Russo

GMP compliance - "Regulatory expectations vs complex manufacturing situations" - Praveen Kumar Arpudha

"R&D wise Product foolish." -Seshu K Gudlavalleti

"My change is increasing and your change is controlled." -Kenji Nishiwaki

"Engineering’s budget has exceeded the Production Dept. allotment before we ever made anything." -Jack Estep

“Quick! Somebody make a withdrawal from the Piggy Bank!” -Jim McDow

“Acrophobic pricing is weighing heavily on patients...” -Tara Bronson

“Your money or your life, Mr. Pill!” -Tara Bronson

"See? That settles it. Profit outweighs your safety, purity and efficacy." -Douglas G. Williams

“The high costs of medicines continues to push them out of reach.” -Joshua Durrin

“The dilemma of the pharmaceutical industry: to give access to the right medicines one must break the bank.” -Joshua Durrin

“Rather than breaking the bank to get the right medicine, what would it look like to move the fulcrum?” -Joshua Durrin

“Throwing more money at it doesn’t bring medicines any further within our patient’s reach.” -Joshua Durrin

"Natural correlation of Obesity and underweight." -C Gopi Mohan

"There's no cure better than money!" -Sanjeev Hiremath

“A Threatening Imbalance" -Michael Kolf

"Big Pharma - hogging the toys and not playing nicely with others!" -Jack Monoker

“We’re really banking on this new capsule to bring home the bacon...” -Alex Packard

“Unless they are willing to break the bank, this new capsule will never fly…” - Alex Packard

“The board cannot wait any longer, for the new capsule to pull its weight in the market.” -Alex Packard

"I’m worried we are too 'Cash Heavy' and you know what that can mean???" -Len Nowak