[Funny Pharm] You write the caption & win: Feb. 2022

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

★Winning Caption★

"I'll have to postpone non-critical business travel to the medicine cabinet until further notice."

    — Bill Russo

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 $25 Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts gift card.

Please submit your caption to Arielle ([email protected]) with the subject "Funny Pharm Feb. 2022" Thank you for your contributions!

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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.

  • "I have to take a pill, to give me the energy to go to the pharmacy, to buy another pill that is made by my company, so I can keep them in business."
  • "I heard Johnson & Johnson will be returning office staff in waves. In my company, they will be waving goodbye." 
  • "I'll have to postpone non-critical business travel to the medicine cabinet until further notice."
  • "I'll have to launch a drive-through testing facility in my bathroom."
  • "I'm home because I have levels of highest unknown impurity exceeding specification limit at the 3 month stability time point. Plus I have the sniffles."
  • "This way, at least I don't have to worry about glass shards and gutter oil." 

  • "I'm expected to manufacture billions of doses while sitting here in my pajamas?"
  • "I'm really backed up with this new product. How am I gonna fulfill $11.7 billion in advance purchase orders?"
  • "My refrigerator is empty. If pharma is a trillion dollar industry, why doesn't it pay for my lunch?"

  • "So what if only 1 out of 250 drugs make it to market? Only 1 out of 250 orders of Chinese food make it to my door."
  • "If this is going to be embedded as our new normal, I'm going to embed myself directly into my bed."
  • "Bayer said we will never return to the old ways... I could use a few aspirin, now."
  • "If they're called Sun Pharmaceuticals, why do I get no direct sunlight all day?"
  • "Safecor Health has raised its hourly wage from $13 to $22. That's still not enough to feed my cat."
  • "Eli Lilly announced it intends to bring employees back to its Indianapolis offices in a staggered process. I've been sitting here so long that I stagger just going to the kitchen." 
  • "Novartis said that more than 70% of executives expect a return to the on-site work set-up. I wonder if they'll expect me to wear pants."
  • "Bristol Myers Squibb has plans to bring back its staff in selected cities. So, there's a remote chance that I'll be able to stay remote."
  • "I never thought there could be $1.4 billion in damages just because I watched free movies on a Ukrainian website."
  • "The pharma industry is really accepting this remote concept. Maybe I should give in and click unmute."

 —Bill Russo

  • "Bob was nonplussed when his spray coating machine demanded to work from home too."

 —John O’Neill

  • "SUPAC CAPA sterile plastics, fill ten thousand doses! 

    Working here at home like this, I’m feeling quite precocious, 

    Here I can still feed my cat and launder all my clothes – es,

    SUPAC CAPA sterile plastics, fill ten thousand doses! "

     —Jay Bernsley

  • "After two years of operating cGMP facilities from home, Peter still could not start his day without putting his favorite blue hairnet on."

Vlad Rozenkov

  • “I am beginning to understand “Planned Obsolescence.”
  • "How long before they realize they don’t need me?"
  • “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
  • "This isn't remotely working."

Tara Bronson

  • "When the auditors arrived unexpectedly and Bob was working from home, he was, quite literally, caught with his pants down."

  • “Hairnet, Lab coat, Shoe Covers. Yes, I am meeting all requirements of the gowning policy!”

Alex Packard

  • "Yeah, I have plans tonight. I’ll probably hit the living room around 8 or 9."

—David Nasr

  • "The data suggests lab efficiency has increased 50% in the past year."

—Christine Hilbert

  • "Fun of working from home."

Mahendra Patel