Local man flies medical supplies to hurricane damaged Puerto Rico

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The founder of a Bethesda-based pharmaceutical company is on his way to Puerto Rico to provide medical supplies and medication to victims of Hurricane Maria.

Ethan Leder, founding partner and executive at Precision Medicine Group, loaded his plane Tuesday at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Leder says he was watching news reports on the conditions in Puerto Rico when he reached out to his contacts at Suburban Hospital and a local pharmacy chain to help fund the mission.

He said he will travel to Fort Lauderdale and meet with other who will accompany him. They will then travel to a remote area on the west coast of the island near Aguadilla which is outside of the region that surrounds San Juan.

Leder also said that they plan to bring several dialysis patients back with them when they return for treatment in Florida.