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

★Winning Caption★

"FDA has upgraded our approval process as well. We got a new FAX machine.” — 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 May 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.

"Mailbox full: Your NDA has hard-bounced." — April Reinhold

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night..(buffering)…" — Tara Bronson

Looks like we'll have to go back to using remote data entry. — Bill Russo

Closed for eCTD, eTC... — Bill Russo

At last, all that “funny smoke” in the air (real and imaginative) has caused an emergency shut-down. — Marvin Sager

"I heard they found something wrong with the Trump Steaks..." — Nihar Dalal

I guess you can say they weren't FDA approved. — Karen Perez

Form 483: Return to Sender. — Damien Griffor

"Breaking news: FDA closes because of the presence of anti-pharma inside." — Laksh Nebhnani

“Believe it or not... the post office was actually shut down first. — Samuel Steuter

"It can't be that harmful if you're still alive."  — Ayla Zustra

"So about GMOs?"— Esther Ajayi

"Opening soon Alternative FDA. Drugs from alternative facts!" — Chuck Bates

Closed for eCTD, eTCetera. — Bill Russo

We're paperless. Also brainless. — Bill Russo

Drug sponsors don't like to type, therefore drag-and-drop gestures are the way to go. — Bill Russo

Closed due to reduced regulation per presidential executive order. — Jim Adams

"FDA has BANNED accepting Paper Applications. Go Green, Save the Environment!" — Neel Sukhadia

Yes... even though our mailbox is shut, you still have to file... BLA BLA BLA — Bill Russo

Now that there's no more mail to sort, we'll have extra time to play IT cowboys and INDs. — Bill Russo

"Sorry! Due to brain storming on pending pharmaceutical applications, further applications for FDA approval are closed." — Muhammad Arslan Abdullah

FDA = ‘For Digital Applications’ only— Anuj Dhariwal

Closed in USA….opening soon in China — Anuj Dhariwal

Closed until ‘The Wall’ is up — Anuj Dhariwal

To make ‘drug approval’ great again !! — Anuj Dhariwal

Tough times for startups ahead…can’t write anymore ‘awaiting FDA approval’ — Anuj Dhariwal

"There's a hormone to fix that" — Milena Stambolic

A casualty of Trump’s budget cuts. — Anthony Solenne

“FDA has upgraded our approval process as well. We got a new FAX machine.” — Alex Packard

“Sorry for the delay in approval.. it took a long time to print out your electronic submittals to review…”— Alex Packard

Apparently Bob could not convince the White House that the F in FDA did not stand for "Fake" — Tim Cullina

 I don't understand, we're not health care and we're not climate change scientists — Tim Cullina

Looks like no more free aspirin  — Tim Cullina

Isn't that taking paperless a little too far — Tim Cullina

FDA is on a mission
Paperless is the submission! 
— Peter Clark

Don't post it to be first past it! — Peter Clark

No longer endless paper fights,
Just to and fro' in gigabytes
— Peter Clark

Instead of 'Return To Sender' it'll be...   —  Bill Russo

We want to be very precise about this.  Our mailbox will be permanently shut as of yyyymmdd. — Bill Russo

If you still apply using paper, your office will be filled with 45 RPMs per minute. — Bill Russo

It’s a generic thing! — Shane Duncan

“It really wasn’t a good idea to put a former regulator in charge of the Postal Service.” — Atul Deshmukh

“It was just waiting to happen… they finally red flagged themselves.” — Atul Deshmukh

“ Looks like they just imploded from all the submissions.” — Atul Deshmukh

“Now I know why they didn’t acknowledge our last year’s filing.” — Atul Deshmukh

We apologize for our appearance and will be reopening when the sanity returns on the hill! — Drew Edell

It's their new calling card for Foreign API sites. Saves time over Form 483/Warning Letter and import restriction. — Malcolm Holmes