According to Naem Ahmed the head of intelligence at the MHRA (the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency), counterfeiters have become more confident and bolder in their illegal activities. "If you trade over the internet the risk of detection is low, but you only sell a pack here and a pack there. If you penetrate the supply chain, there is a higher risk, but you can make a lot of money."
And the weak link in the chain? Parallel trade.