yeah… i too was handed a pile of booklets and glossy brochures.
being a male, it was easy to thrown them in the bin, as they were full of photographs of females going about their active working and recreational lives. so much sales pitch, so much irrelevance. the decision was too vital to allow marketing strategy to sway the outcome.
i went to the online resource for the local health authority and found a list of all drugs available for RRMS. (and as i am canada, a list of how much they cost and how much is covered by the province.)
then it was a serious number of hours going on (presumably impartial) general health and MS specific websites (including this one), to read any and all reviews of drugs, with particular attention to any trials conducted.
then it was research into the individual trials; their numbers of participants, the duration of the trial and of course the outcomes.
all these results were poured into summaries and spreadsheets so i could see what was deemed most effective and which most risky. i even managed to get on a mailing list provided to GPs which assessed the adverse reactions to all such MS drugs.
after all of this data crunching, i went to see the neurologist and they asked, which one i wanted to go for. i told them “i dunno, which one do you like?” they replied “tecfidera” to which i agreed (coz i had already found it was way, way better than all of its rivals right now).