Funny Pharm: You write the caption & win: Sept 2021

Pharma Manufacturing presents "Funny Pharm," featuring drawings by award-winning cartoonist, Jerry King.

★Winning Caption★

"Thank goodness our labeling protocols are still working." 

—Edit Anderson

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 or Dunkin Donuts gift card.

Please submit your caption to Arielle ([email protected]) with the subject "Funny Pharm Sept 2021" 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; Pharma Manufacturing reserves the right to delete any entries deemed inappropriate.

  • “Simple dried herb is illegal, but if the same herb extracted, grinded and converted to synthetic cannabinol by Multi national pharmaceutical company and marketed through hospitals and physicians then it’s legal.”

-Vinoth Varadha

  • "No problem with the reduced funding....I'm sure I can find a positive control sample in here somewhere..."

-Susan Wiley

  • “Carl should not have answered the employee survey.”
  • “Carl dreaded the Impossible Meat taste tests.”

-Tara Bronson

  • "There's a danger of cross-contamination here. Compound #2 will be defiled by the recalled meat in Carl's lunch."
  • "Exposure can cause acute skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritations, as well as nausea, headaches, and dizziness. And that's just Carl's lunch."
  • "Carl's lunch is the generic version of cytotoxic compound #3."
  • "Compounds 1 and 2 are acceptable. However, my insurance won't cover Carl's lunch."
  • "I'm in luck. Carl's lunch pairs well with white burgundy, and most cytotoxic side effects."
  • "Cytotoxic compound #2 is for the brain and spinal cord. Carl's lunch takes care of all the other organs."
  • "Carl's lunch has been genetically altered to taste like compound 2."
  • "Carl's lunch is the only thing in here not yet approved for human use."
  • "After smoking some of compound 2, I have a craving for Carl's lunch."

-Bill Russo

  • "Finally, I will become the Lab Head. I always knew I was smarter than Carl."
  • "Here is my chance to become the Lab Head... Anyway, nobody likes Carl."
  • "Cytotoxic compounds 1and 2 are Carl's breakfast and morning tea. Carl's lunch testing results are still pending."
  • "Well, it's good that I sent my breakfast and morning tea for testing. But what will I eat today if my lunch testing result will come the same?"

-Vladislav Rozenkov 

  • “Thank goodness our labeling protocols are still working.”

-Edit Anderson

  • "Carl is thinking, how to make space for Dinner." 

-Brijesh Shah

  • “Pick your poison!"

-Srinivas Budaraju

  • "Carl contemplates the Trickle Down implications."

-Peter Gorycki

  • “Strange new trend at the office. People are putting compound names on their food to disguise it from others. Today I had a tuna sandwich with the name 'Cytotoxic Compound 1'. The only thing cytotoxic about is that it was three days old”

-Alex Orozco

  • "Now that's what I call work-life balance." 

-Deborah Bensimon

  • "I don't think this is the best way to start a nonrandomized clinical trial."

-Monica Milagros Chacon Paz

  • "Six month’s after Carl is fired for GMP violations, his boss discovers cytotoxic compound #3"

-John O’Neill

  • “Decisions…Decisions…Decisions…”

-Michael Brown 

  • "Carl pondered….. will he be eating his lunch, or will his lunch be eating him…"

-Dave Levitre

  • “To be fair, Carl’s lunch was leftovers from White Castle.”

-Steve Heatherby

  • “Emergent’s Breakroom”
  • “It’s probably time to start using that inventory management system we put in last year”
  • “Last time I order lunch delivery from an app”

-Roland Esquivel 

  • “When everything else in the fridge looks better than your lunch”

-Melissa Hostrander

  • "I need to let Carl knows that his lunch should be peanut and gluten free. I am very strict on food poisoning!"

-Swaminathan Subramanian

  • "My girlfriend insisted on preparing my lunch. Contemplating on my safest option now that I'm hungry" 

-Rushil Dhaja

  • “When he heard R&D needed a new Clinical compound, Carl felt like he was going to lose his lunch.”

-Alex Packard