The world’s largest marketing holding company has instituted a hiring freeze through early next year. (Bloomberg) WPP executives have been told to drop all recruitment efforts as the company tries to recover from a disappointing Q3. (MM&M) WPP reorganized its Health & Wellness unit last month. (MM&M)

Clinical trials are one of the major drivers of innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry, yet patient enrollment is often cited by companies as a significant barrier to conducting them. Seeker Health CEO Sandra Shpilberg has six tips for increasing patient enrollment in clinical trials as part of MM&M’s The Futurists series. (MM&M)

What’s the biggest thing that most people don’t realize about Precisioneffect chief creative officer Deborah Lotterman’s job? That she’s not the sole driving creative force at the Boston-based agency. That and other insights from the top creative in November’s At Work With… section. (MM&M)

One sector that could see a shakeup depending on Tuesday’s midterm elections are exchange-traded funds that focus on medical device companies, drugmakers, and hospitals. Investors have placed nearly $9 billion into healthcare ETFs this year. (Wall Street Journal)

Eli Lilly and Co.’s Trulicity significantly reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart-related death in people with type 2 diabetes in a large clinical trial. The company said on Monday that it is a first for a type 2 diabetes treatment in which most patients did not already have heart disease. (Reuters)