Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: June 2017

★Winning Caption★

“In order to keep up with demand…We’ve decided to outsource our RFP process.” — 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 $20 Starbucks giftcard.

Please submit your caption to [email protected] with the subject "Funny Pharm June 2017." 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.

I'll give you the bad news first... that should read "RIP." — Bill Russo

The old Request for Proposals in the metal basket trick. That's the second time we've fallen for that this month. — Bill Russo

You should have set the deadline for November 12th... 1982. — Bill Russo

"Looks like Ben just stepped in a big pile of Monday." — Tara Bronson

Have we received any requests for Quality and Safety in our proposals? — Jim Adams

Can we outsource to somebody who can actually read this stuff FOR us? — Bill Russo

eeny meeny miny moe — Rose Nguyen

Sales’ Nirvana; Proposal’s Nightmare — Lonnie Barish

Jerry and Jim were speechless staring at the potential work backlog — Lonnie Barish

The two Jims were wondering if they should postpone their upcoming vacations — Lonnie Barish

Jerry from Quality was wondering who would IQ/OQ/PQ all those RFPs. — Lonnie Barish

"We are paperless" — Arif Hafiz

"Oh, fodder. Please forgive them. They know not what they do." — Tara Bronson

We're taking a system agnostic approach. Meaning - we doubt you'll ever get through that stack. — Bill Russo

"Required f....... processes???" — Karianne Risberg Handeland

Jenga and it all comes tumbling down — Scott Brewster

"Yes, but each piece of paper means a job. Single-payer will cause unemployment...." — Dan Duncan

There is an urgent need to gradually increase access to global markets for locally manufactured pharmaceuticals. Meaning - you're too slow. — Bill Russo

RFP..Reason for Paperwork — Tejas Shah

“Setting up our Supply Chain was as easy as A-B-C!” — Alex Packard

“In order to keep up with demand…We’ve decided to outsource our RFP process.” — Alex Packard

Fun fact: 16 percent of CMOs retain some manual procedures. We're in the other 84 percent. Bye. — Bill Russo 

Robotics will continue to be used to improve quality, reduce bottlenecks and alleviate repetitive tasks... please vacate this office by 3 pm— Bill Russo 

Which one is our pink slip? — Dale Stout