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


 ★Winning Caption★
 "And that’s when he realized his pheromone discovery research had some unintended consequences." - Chris Ott

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 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.


“And he Lab Manager thought that no one loved him.” - J. Alan Overton

“Thanks for discovering compound XYZ123, you saved our jobs.” -Suresh Potti

"We found out what the problem is. She's allergic to pollen from flowers and chocolate candy. You can see her now." -Ronz1

"And that’s when he realized his pheromone discovery research had some unintended consequences." - Chris Ott

“Our sympathies…we all heard that your project died.” -Douglas Williams

Tara Bronson:
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

"And that's how Big Pharma woos the biotech." - Ben Johnson

"Big Pharms courting chemist." -Kristen Xiong

Bill Russo:

I just hope I don't wake up needing a morning-after pill.

I respond better to "food and beverage."

I become so emotional when I get such nice gifts... (sniff)... I almost want to SOP.

Now I feel guilty about those lecture fees I accepted - especially for the lectures I never gave.

I can't accept gifts from drug companies. As you can see, I'm putting my foot down - onto my other foot.

I'm afraid if I don't prescribe your drugs, you'll stop payment on the chocolates.


"Side effect of new drug discovery is a discovery of greed from familiar persons." -Kenji Nishiwaki

Who murmured "trick or treat"? -Kenji Nishiwaki

"Hey Doc, we would LOVE for you to prescribe our medicines." -Rawson Perdue

"FDA approved our female viagra." -Seshu Gudlavalleti

"Relatives of first external heart transplant patient thank lead surgeon....and that's why he always comes up smelling of roses!" -Peter Clark

"Relatives of open heart surgery patient pester scientist for new supplies of herbal medicine made from roses." -Peter Clark


"Thanks for your new medicine!" -P-O Quist

“ So your leaving to join an employee oriented company.” – Mike Rose

“How many times do I have to talk to you guys about the company policy??? Huh…” -Carlos Rodriguez

"Obama said we can keep our doctor if we choose." -Michael Red

“Is it just me, or is it my intellectual property you find attractive?” -Alex Packard

“Apparently the phrase ‘5 additional years of exclusivity’ is quite the aphrodisiac…" -Alex Packard

“Let me clarify what I meant on my profile by ‘Want to Create Biosimilars’…” -Alex Packard




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