About Us

Cathay Drug founderThe Cathay Drug Company, Inc. is a Filipino company established in 1952 and owned by the family of Mr. Yao Shiong Shio. It had been the exclusive distributor of pharmaceutical and animal health products of Merck Sharp & Dohme from 1952 until year 2000.

The Cathay Drug group of companies is a pharmaceutical organization operating exclusively within the Philippines. It is engaged in the marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical products acquired through licensing and supply agreements with national and international companies. Currently, our principal suppliers are Zambon spa (Italy), Biopharm Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Thailand), Aldo Union spa (Italy). We have supply agreements with Dexa Medica, Lupin Ltd., Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Ajanta Pharma Ltd. The Cathay Drug group is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical group in the country. Ranked No. 8 in the Philippine Pharmaceutical Industry Audit for Ethical segment by IMS Qtr. June 2015, it is ranked No. 2 among national pharmaceutical companies (ethical segment).

What We Are
Cathay Drug is first and foremost a Marketing and Promotions company. Our areas of specialization are the marketing and promotion of human and animal healthcare products.
Our Mission
We commit ourselves to service excellence in the promotion and delivery of essential, as well as technologically-advanced, medical products.
Our Vision
We aspire to be the foremost Filipino pharmaceutical company, delivering quality products and service to our customers and contributing effectively to the health care of the country.