Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: January 2016


★Winning Caption★
 "Wow, that 'Patent Expiration' setting is really fast!" - John Iverson


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!

See past cartoons/winners

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.


Bill Russo:

"I'm focused on limiting my bottom line growth."

"Is all this activity commensurate with my asset's growth profile?"

"I HAVE to do it this way. If I use up all my Lipitor, I won't have any left to sell."

"I must've had too many Handheld Raman noodles."

"Wow, that 'Patent Expiration' setting is really fast!" - John Iverson

Everett Rosey:

"Obesity Research is a Marathon!"

"Racing toward a cure for Obesity."

"Research Today!! We’re right on top of the next anti-obesity compound!"

"Maybe our HTS funnel missed an anti-obesity lead?"

"Don’t pull the plug on anti-obesity research yet (it’s a marathon)."


"This is too much like work since the FDA banned Ephedra." -Joe Kuncewitch

“NEXT, on The Biggest Loser: Lean manufacturing.” - Tara Bronson

"It's not just our patents that are falling off!" - Peter Clark

"I started on a fast track career. The fast track will finish me!" -Peter Clark

"Let's hope inspiration comes from perspiration!" - Peter Clark

"“After the merge, you must purge.” - Tara Bronson

"Sweat and tears are necessary to be lean and mean." -  Girish MALHOTRA



"Participate in big pharma trial and save yourself from obesity." - Aditi Maheshwari

"Big pharma merging 'karma!'" -seshu gudlavalleti

Atul Deshmukh:
“From Cleaning In Place to Running In Place…I can see why we’re not going anywhere.”

“Who said that Big Pharma is top heavy ?”

“Why don’t they understand that Lean Manufacturing can only come out of Fat R & D ?”

“Now, a strong bottom line is no longer the only priority.”

"Big Pharma runs for Muscle Pharma." -Adrian Dimitriu


Remy Dumortier:
"I am not sure that will speed up the development of the new drug."

"Working on my 2016 objectives: reducing the group fat by 1/4 and speeding up the projects"

"They told me 'cutting fat or moving to Ireland, you choose!!!'"

"With all the medicine I am making they call me the million dollar man."


"Relax! We have a pill for that."

"Be Patient! The pace of change in the pharmaceutical industry is set for patient, not for you." -Kenji Nishiwaki

I know, I know.. but his resume did specify, “Expert at Running LEAN programs to Reduce Waste”… - Alex Packard

"We’re trying to build value through our new ‘Sweat Equity’ program." - Alex Packard

"Stress of data integrity sweating out existence..." -Atul Shirgaonkar 



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