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

★Winning Caption★ 
“We asked them why there was a drug shortage - they said they didn’t recall.” - Alex Packard

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 [email protected]. Thank you for your contributions!

Contending Submissions

"I suppose this is the kanban signal for replenishment." - Larissa Potapchuk

"And this is our personalised medicine store. Unfortunately only one person could afford each batch!" -Peter clark

"Our new stock policy. The patient will need to be patient." - Peter Clark

"After the billon dollars to develop them that's all we could afford to make!" - Peter Clark

“Now let’s see here...which deviation owner am I going to have to whip today?” - Joshua Durrin

"Would you believe that these shelves are representative of the entire output capacity of a typical API manufacturer in one year?" - Joshua Durrin

“Hard to believe that what’s on these shelves is all that pays my salary.” - Joshua Durrin

"That drug sale was a hit, and we ran out of stock!!!" - Keta Patel

“Old Father Hubbard, went to the cupboard…” - Tara Bronson

"Due to a shower of drug recalls, we have faced a 'called' chain, not a called game!" - Kenji Nishiwaki

“From orphan drugs to drug orphanages.” - Tara Bronson

"With this 'Out of Stock' situation…I need a smaller Shopping Cart!" - Len Nowak


"This solves the problem of whether I eat my next meal or take a pill!   - Marvin Sage

Bill Russo:

"No Excedrin? No Bufferin? These recalls are giving me a headache."

"This always happens when they have a 2-for-1 sale."

"I can't get my medicine, so I'll cheer myself up with some nice green raisins, Blue Bell ice cream, and Vietnamese LP cashews."

"I don't really need to swallow any more pills right now. My eyes are bigger than my stomach."

"I wish I had never said that the government should be doing more to stop unsafe drugs from reaching the market."

"If the choices are either unsafe drugs or no drugs, I'd rather have the unsafe ones. I have to bring SOMETHING home to the wife."

"Just what I was looking for! PCSK-Zero."

"This shop doesn't have my cholesterol medicine, so I'll get their equivalent - which is PCSK-Nothing."

"My medicine isn't here, so I'll get something that'll make me feel better - like a Big Easy fully cooked chicken."

"I've developed an allergic reaction to recalls."

"Damn! I forgot to lock up the controlled substances again." - Sylvia Perez

"Optimist" - Unsal Yonak

"Drug choices, if Ethical Pharmaceutical Companies left New Drug Discovery to the Generic Pharmaceutical Companies." -John Simolike

"I guess the senior citizen tour bus from the U.S. got here to Ottawa before I did." - Stephen Clark

"Shelves fell out of stock as Medicines are always in Demand." - Solomon Nanda

“This concern for absolute guaranteed safety is really beginning to feed on itself.” - Atul Deshmukh

“I hear that the most popular foreign tour operators now include a one day visit to the local pharmacy in their itinerary.” - Atul Deshmukh

“I knew I should have put that medication on LAYAWAY!” - Alex Packard

“These Black Friday sales are really getting ridiculous!” - Alex Packard

“We asked them why there was a drug shortage - they said they didn’t recall.” - Alex Packard

“Inventory is in the eye of the beholder.” - Rebecca Gilpin

 "Our manufacturers have implemented strict quality standards!" - N Murugesan