Ashok Vaidya

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Dr. Ashok D. B. Vaidya is a pharmacological researcher. He has a MD in medicine and PhD in Pharmacology. He has coined the term known as 'reverse pharmacology'.[1] He has one of his domains of research work in the field traditional medicine, Ayurveda apart from others[2]

The normal drug discovery course of ‘laboratory to clinics’ in the case of Reverse pharmacology actually becomes from ‘clinics to laboratories’.[3][4][5]


  1. Vaidya, Ashok (2006). "Reverse pharmacological correlates of ayurvedic drug actions". Indian Journal of Pharmacology. 38: 311–15 – via Wolters Kluwer - Medknow.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-20. Retrieved 2012-03-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. Patwardhan B; Vaidya ADB. Chorghade M; Joshi SP (2008). "Reverse Pharmacology and Systems Approaches for Drug Discovery and Development". Current Bioactive Compounds. 4 (4): 201–212. doi:10.2174/157340708786847870.
  4. Willcox, Merlin L; Graz, Bertrand; Falquet, Jacques; Diakite, Chiaka; Giani, Sergio; Diallo, Drissa (2011-03-15). "A "reverse pharmacology" approach for developing an anti-malarial phytomedicine". Malaria Journal. 10 (Suppl 1): S8. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-10-S1-S8. ISSN 1475-2875. PMC 3059466. PMID 21411019.

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