Frequently Asked Questions

What is Monthly Prescribing Reference?
Monthly Prescribing Reference is a drug reference updated and published on a monthly basis. It is intended for physicians and other medical professionals who rely on accurate and up-to-date prescribing information. Additional prescribing references are published specifically for certain medical professionals: Physician Assistants' Prescribing Reference, Nurse Practitioners' Prescribing Reference, MPR Pediatricians' Edition and MPR Pharmacists' Edition. Click here for a brief description of our publications.

Who publishes the Prescribing Reference guides?
Monthly Prescribing Reference and the other specialty editions are published by Prescribing Reference, Inc., a subsidiary of Haymarket Media Group. of London, England.

How do I order a paid subscription or renew my current paid subscription?
Annual subscriptions may be ordered or renewed online or by phone. Please call 1-800-436-9269 (M-F, 9am-5pm EST).

Can I order just one copy of a publication?
Yes. Single copies are available for all publications. Please call 1-800-436-9269 (M-F, 9am-5pm EST).

How much does a subscription cost?
Click here for annual subscription rates for all publication titles.

Are back issues available?
Based upon availability, back issues are available up to one year of print date. Please call 1-800-436-9269 (M-F, 9am-5pm EST) to check availability.

Are bulk discounts available?
Bulk discounts are available for orders of 10 or more provided the entire order is shipped to one name and address within the U.S. Discounts apply to both single copy orders and annual subscriptions for all titles. For a quote, please call 1-800-436-9269 (M-F, 9am-5pm EST).

Are complimentary subscriptions available?
A limited number of complimentary subscriptions are reserved for office-based physicians, NPs, PAs and other healthcare professionals who meet specific qualifying criteria. For assistance with these subscriptions please call 1-800-430-5450.

Can I get sample copy?
Sorry, we do not provide free sample copies of our publications. If you would like to explore all that MPR has to offer, you can take our online tour here.

When will I receive my paid subscription?
There are three factors which affect the receipt of your first issue: 1) Which publication you ordered; 2) When you ordered the publication; and 3) The publish date for that publication. Based upon your order date, you will not receive your first issue until the next future publish date for that publication. Typically, you must have placed your order 6-8 weeks before publish date to receive the upcoming edition. MPR PAID SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: Your first issue will be the next published edition after we receive your order. (i.e., if we receive your order in November, your first issue will be the December Edition.)

What is the mail (publish) date for my publication?
 Publication Name Edition Mail (Publish) Date
Monthly Prescribing Reference: Each monthly edition 1st of each month
Physician Assistants' Prescribing Reference:

Spring Edition

Summer Edition

Fall Edition

Winter Edition

Feb 15

May 15

Aug 15

Nov 15

Nurse Practitioners' Prescribing Reference:

Spring Edition

Summer Edition

Fall Edition

Winter Edition

Feb 15

May 15

Aug 15

Nov 15

MPR Pediatricians' Edition:

Spring/Summer Edition

Fall/Winter Edition

Apr 1

Oct 1

MPR Pharmacists' Edition

Spring Edition

Summer Edition

Fall Edition

Winter Edition

Feb 15

April 15

Aug 15

Nov 15


Why don't I receive Monthly Prescribing Reference before the first of each month?
Many magazines send "next month's" issue prior to that actual month. To allow for the most current information to be published, we delay actually printing the book as long as possible. Then the book is shipped to you during the first week of that month, periodical class, which generally takes 5-10 days for delivery.

What is my subscription account number?
In the upper left hand corner, directly above your name on the address label on the front of your book, you will find your subscriber account number. To expedite service and accuracy, include this number in all correspondence.

When does my subscription expire?
In the upper right hand corner of the address label on the front of your book, you will find your expiration date. (e.g. Dec 01 for monthly editions or Summer 01 for quarterly publications, etc...)

How do I change the address for my paid subscription?
Please note that the post office does not continue to forward periodical class mail. Therefore it is important to update your address at least 8 weeks before moving to ensure uninterrupted service. INSTRUCTIONS VARY depending upon the publication and the type of subscription:
Monthly Prescribing Reference

Physician Assistants' Prescribing Reference

Nurse Practitioners' Prescribing Reference

MPR Pediatricians' Edition

MPR Pharmacists' Edition

Mail your new address, old address, account#, and title of publication to: Prescribing Reference Inc., PO Box 103 Congers, NY 10920-0103. Or, Call 1-800-436-9269 (M-F, 9am-5pm EST); International subscribers call 845-267-3044.

How do I get a refund or cancel my paid subscription?
Our refund policy states that we will refund your money for all unmailed copies only. To cancel your subscription, please call 1-800-436-9269 (M-F, 9am-5pm EST). International subscribers call 845-267-3044. Please have account# ready.

How do I claim a missed or damaged issue of my paid subscription?
First, we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with our publications. Our claim policy allows for an issue to be replaced provided it is claimed within 45 days of its mail date or you can opt to extend your subscription as compensation for the missed issue. After the 45 days, the issue would have to be purchased. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of the replacement issue.

Monthly Prescribing Reference

Physician Assistants' Prescribing Reference

Nurse Practitioners' Prescribing Reference

MPR Pediatricians' Edition

MPR Pharmacists' Edition

To claim a missed or damaged issue call 1-800-436-9269 (M-F, 9am-5pm EST); International subscribers call 845-267-3044.

Can drug and product information be accessed online?
Prescribing Reference is currently online providing full content drug and product information via our website at www.empr.com. For any other subscription questions please call 646-638-6192 or email us at custserv@haymarketmedia.com.

Can I reproduce material printed in the Prescribing Reference Guides?
Prescribing Reference, Inc. does not allow material to be reproduced without written consent of the Publisher. This applies to printed material and material published on the website.