For some reason when I googled "deaths in clinical trials" a page from a rather obscure (to me) US NGO "Center for Responsible Science" popped on the first page of results. It claims (and seems to have filed a lawsuit against the FDA on that basis as well) that there was a
Dramatic Rise in Treatment-Related Deaths in Clinical Trials
And seemingly based on this data
Clinical Trial Treatment-Related Deaths
2016-2017 – 143+
2014-2015 – 10+
2012-2013 – 1+
Is this data accurate?
N.B.: the lawsuit was covered by Bloomberg Law in 2018; however that coverage doesn't extend to the [veracity of the] statistics claimed by CRS, only to their defeat in court because they seemingly didn't have standing to sue the FDA on that basis: "The center failed to sufficiently claim it had been injured by the FDA’s refusal to add more disclosures to the consent forms for clinical trial participants, the court said."